My mother and grandmother are great cooks. Awesome cooks! But I am annoyed that when I ask them to teach me, phrases like these keep turning up:
"and just let it sit there till it looks done"
"turn up the heat till it feels hot enough"
or my personal favorite "just add [insert spice or ingredient here] as much as it needs but not too much".
I would think that if I had the ingrained ability to telepathically tell how much spice a dish needs or how long to "let it sit there till its done" that I wouldn't need cooking lessons right?