My Mother’s Dinners Taught Me a Priceless Life Lesson

Hint: it has nothing to do with healthy eating or saving money

Alice Goldbloom
Jul 8 · 4 min read
Friends raising their wine glasses in a toast around the dinner table.
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My mother was an awesome cook. Among her friends, her dinners were legendary. But she didn’t teach me a thing — not even how to boil water.

The kitchen was her domain, and she was too impatient to explain what to do or wait while I chopped…