In a few hours I will be up to my eyeballs in young chefs hopefully learning some of the basics of cooking.
It was a moment of madness that I agreed to serve as Merit Badge counsellor for Cooking, but, hopefully, by this time tomorrow some of the 40 young men who take my course will be more confident in the kitchen, at the camp stove or around a fire.
In addition to Health and Safety I'll try to impart some basic knowledge about food and our relationship with it, how to season lightly, when time in the pot is necessary and how to pack lightly while eating well.
My kitchen is strewn with bags of chopped food, trail mix, charcoal and plasic bags. At the end of the day tomorrow I will have supervised the cooking of over 150 meals. Don't people get paid for this sort of thing? Naw, that would ruin the adventure!
p.s. Kink is laying on the keyboard and I'm having to "mouse" around him which is sort of weird if you think about it too much.