‘When it’s either learn or go hungry, you pick it up quickly’: Ellie on cooking at uni

24 Jul 2019
By Ellie M., Post-grad at University of Glasgow

Toast. That was the extent of my cooking before starting university, and also how I felt knowing I had never ventured any further into the culinary world than heated bread. The months leading up to the move had gone by, in which I promised myself (and my worrying and nagging mum) that I would learn to cook something before moving to university.

And yet, somehow, the day came to move into halls - and still my culinary skill level remained at toast.

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Crafter, casual gamer, and future forest ranger. I'm Ellie and I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2021 with a degree in Film Studies and Theatre. I grew up in rural Aberdeenshire and am still trying to figure this ‘adult’ thing out.