Why Video Games Might Be The Best Way To Learn How To Cook

Why Video Games Might Be The Best Way To Learn How To Cook

My father would die of starvation if it wasn’t for my mother. I mean, even if you’re too lazy to cook, you should still know how—it’s about self-reliance. Fortunately, video games make it easy to learn.

Traditionally, learning how to cook is messy, expensive and time consuming. Therefore, video games like Cooking Mama, Personal Trainer: Cooking, Hell’s Kitchen and Iron Chef are a great way to ease into the wide and wonderful world of home cooked meals. Plus, young, celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver are starting to realise that gaming is a great way to connect with an audience.

There’s no mess, it’s not nearly as expensive as going to the grocery store or to a restaurant and it can actually be fun. You can’t eat Pizza Rolls and microwaveable bacon every day my friends (or can you?)—it’s just not healthy.

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