I think it is so important to get your kids interested in cooking, and teach them their way around the kitchen. It is something that will benefit them their whole lives! I used to cook with my son, Zach. I taught him how make vinaigrette when he was 5 years old. I taught him the basics… how to cook a steak and make fresh marinara sauce. He’s been making it ever since. His girlfriend loves that he cooks. Today it’s so much easier for children/teens to get into cooking with the Food Network, Top Chef, Iron Chef and Master Chefs. All of these cooking shows make cooking seem cool.
Now I give cooking classes for men, and young men, at Flirting With Flavors culinary school. It is the best way for a young man to learn how to nourish himself, and the best way for an older man to charm a woman! It never fails with me, just ask my husband!!
Simply Seared Lamb Chops:
Lamb chops, frenched (ask your butcher to do this)
Salt and pepper
A few tablespoons rosemary, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 whole sprig rosemary, for garnish
Season lamb on both sides with salt, pepper, rosemary, and a small drizzle of olive oil. Let marinate at least 30 minutes at room temperature, or up to 12 hours in the refrigerator.
Preheat a grill pan or skillet until very hot. Sear lamb chops for 3 minutes on each side for medium rare, longer if desired. Serve with a sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish.