I feel strongly that kids should learn how to cook, it’s a basic life skill. I had friends in college who arrived on campus as freshmen not knowing how to boil water to make pasta (or how to do their own laundry). This seems downright dangerous. People should be empowered to take care of themselves, to be self-sufficient. What is more important?
ETA: I knew I’d seen her book mentioned somewhere else recently! It was at Chookooloonks!