What People Learned to Cook from Their Moms

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
May 9, 2014

We asked you, you told us, we tallied up your answers. Here’s a peek at what your moms taught you to cook way back when. 

The overwhelmingly popular category: comfort food. And the overwhelmingly consistent and specific response: red sauce and meatballs.

So maybe comfort Mom with some fried chicken on Sunday, eh?


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Good old Mom.


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This is what your moms taught you to cook, broken down by category.


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"White flour with salt, pepper and paprika mixed in a brown paper bag. Fried in a very hot skillet. Hers was perfect every time. Mine, not so much!" -Julie Searcy Faulkner