I am not a chef by any means. Or probably not even the best home cook. But one of my goals for the Peace Corps was to learn how to cook, and I’d say met that goal decently.
The Peace Corps was all about cooking with limited ingredients, limited tools, and unpredictable methods. Thanks to my best PC bud, I managed not only to not starve, but to successfully source ingredients from the market and also enjoy a few succulent meals from time to time. Once arriving back in the US, I didn’t want to get used to eating out for every meal a la Pre-PC, so I continued learning and growing my cooking skills. If nothing else, it’s moderately healthy food and it makes my co-workers jealous to see the delicious meals I bring to work.