I grew up in a small town in New England. I watched as my Mom cooked everyday for seven people. Also, my grandmother when she cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas for 40. I love the modern simpler ways, but there is something about learning from scratch. Most of us wouldn't know how if we had to. So now I pay close attention to my mother-in-law, she still has that knowledge. I hope to be as adept and as skillful someday.