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Jamie’s documentaries in England created major changes in the school food system. Junk was banned as were vending machines, and students were required by law to take at least 18 hours of cooking lessons before graduating.

And why shouldn’t they? Why shouldn’t children be taught the things they truly need in order to survive in this world? How to cook at least six meals, how to brush and floss properly, how to finance and budget their money, how not to get pregnant and catch STD’s? I wasn’t taught ANY of that in school. Some I learned from home, and some I learned on my own. Life would have been so much easier if these things were required along with English, math and science.

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In my recipes, I almost always have at least one picture of the food scraps, telling you they’re headed for the compost bin.

This is what happens to them.

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When I married two years ago, my mother told me one of the most important sentences she’s ever spoken, “You need to get yourself a crock pot.”

To me, crock pots were something my grandmother used, but I listened. My mother’s always right.

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