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Your latest cooking disaster

While some excel at whipping up delicious meals within minutes, some just do not quite make it. No matter how many ingredients you have lying in your pantry, and the latest gadgets that are supposed to make life simpler, some of us just do not possess the magical wand required to make cooking an art!

Disasters come in many forms, from burning the kitchen down to something downright ridiculous.

Allow me to share my predicament, which still remains the most talked about topic whenever I come within 10 feet of the kitchen. Chances are you have all tried making mashed potatoes. After collecting a pair of large potatoes from the grocery bag, I peeled them, leaving a tonne of residue on the peels. What a waste that was! Anyway, I went onto preparing chili flakes, onions and other ingredients/condiments. Finally, I washed my hands and went in with all I had.

The potatoes felt stiff. Almost tipped the plate over with all ferocity, but the humble potatoes did not even budge, let alone get mashed! After several attempts, I knew I had done something wrong!

My sister, a witness to my predicament seemed to have the time of her life! Little did I know, to make mashed potatoes, the potatoes need to be boiled first!

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