Hello! Welcome fellow non-cooks. Welcome all of you, including:
Openly picky grouchy non-cooks
Those who are secretly, inwardly, or privately picky and grouchy
Welcome especially to non-cook parents of young and school aged children – because it’s hard to be a non-cook in the nurturing, care taking, lunch-packing racket.
Welcome to the brave non-cook who faces every day with not cooking rigor, refusing to mix, stir, or blend on a matter of strict personal principle involving the deeply seated conviction that it is stupid to do miserably what others do happily and well. Or stupid to do miserably what you can pay for at a cheap take-out place.
Welcome to the non-cook who is really not this no-can-do about any thing else. Or this stubborn. Or this lazy, if you want to look at it that way.
Welcome to the cooking non-cook, whose actions and attitude do not match up. You have a right to your self concept regardless of the reality of your cooking status. Welcome!
Welcome to the non-cook who might cook, who could cook, who has cooked in the past BUT does not in fact cook now. You have your reasons.
Welcome to the non-cook with a spouse who is… a food person. Welcome in solidarity: you are not alone – not the only one, for example, who cannot fathom the mysterious condiments in the refrigerator, which take up a lot of real estate and were avidly purchased, received as gifts, or even made by a food focused husband, wife, or partner.
Welcome to the non-cook struggling to make it in a borderline obsessive, often intimidating, hardcore, healthy fancy, fetishy food culture as it proliferates all around us. Welcome to the non-cook who flees, hides from and scorns said culture, or would like to only you are too polite to be snarky about a whole cultural movement. But welcome, you are in the right place! After all, we can’t all take organic kumquats seriously, we can’t all pursue the perfect vegetable steamer, we can’t all be curious and open-minded about food all the time, and we definitely can’t all cook.
Welcome to the non-cook left out of food fashion, un-swayed by or totally unaware of food trends. Are you not totally sure what The Food Network is? Welcome!
Welcome to the worn out, beleaguered non-cook who is all but totally lost in the kitchen, casting about, just trying to find something to eat.
And of course, welcome to those who are not so picky or grouchy or both, but who are non-cooks none-the-less. There’s more than one kind of pot, even non-cooks know that. You definitely don’t have to be a difficult person to be an excellent non-cook!