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Q/ How do you cook a meal?

A/ Actually I’d prefer not to but foolishly my pride didn’t allow this as an option, so I have been cooking without looking ever since I went blind. Icing chocolate éclairs has been something I have given up but otherwise I just get on and cook using my other senses, using my smell, touch, taste and hearing to tell me when food is cooked. You can hear saveloys boiling, smell when a cake is cooked and feel the dry skin of chicken when it is done. Serving meals onto plates is probably the hardest part of cooking without looking. This is done by using a clockface on the plate, so that you serve potato on all the plates at 12 o'clock, peas at 3 o'clock and meat at 9 o'clock. Well thats the theory anyway.