I Never Liked Cooking Until I Was 6 – Hilda Baci

The Nigerian chef Hilda Baci claims that cooking was not her childhood interest.

Baci stated in a recent appearance on the Tea with Tay podcast that she did not love cooking with her mother as a child.

The chef, on the other hand, revealed that she became interested in cooking “between six and eight years” ago after making spaghetti and receiving favorable feedback.

“Cooking started early with my mum. No, I did not enjoy cooking with my mum,” she said.

“It was not a passion from childhood. If I tell you that, that is me trying to cook up a story and that is a lie.

“It was something I watched my mum do, then I started trying it out. Obviously, they will drag you to the kitchen when they want to cook, they will tell you to do this and do that.

“But I remember when I started getting interested in cooking was when I made spaghetti and the reviews on the spaghetti was so good. I was eight years old then, between six and eight.

“So when we traveled to Calabar to see my dad, my mum called me to make spaghetti for my Aunty. I feel like I liked the attention that sort of came with it. I have always enjoyed feeding people and I still do.”

Baci was certified as the record holder for the longest cooking marathon by one individual by Guinness World Record (GWR) in June.

She achieved the feat after cooking for 93 hours and 11 minutes.

Baci announced plans to turn her cook-a-thon into a festival.

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