It started pretty early on--I must have been around 8 or so. It was a way to spend time with my mother, and I was interested in the process. By the time I was 10, I was making pot roast, corned beef, and similar dishes (for some reason, braised dishes really took hold). It made me very popular in my boy scout troop: so few boys in their early teens know anything about cooking.
3/25/07 at 11:22pm