How bad of a cook must Akira be, if her blind younger sister did most of the cooking?
- A lot of cooking doesn't really require sight. Most of the ingredients are measured out somehow, and temperature and smell are really important to see if a dish is done.
- So you're saying that Lilly stuck her finger in the hot food to see if it's ready?
- Or, you know, held her hand seven or eight centimeters above the pot to feel the heat rising off a given pot (or opened the oven to do the same in the event of baked goods).
- Of course, she could have had Akira check things like that, and still done most of the work herself.
- Also, some of the more important requirements to be a good cook is to have a good sense of timing and taste.
- However, Lilly does admit that some dishes are naturally harder to cook than others when blind.
- Except it's heavily implied that Akira simply doesn't have the time to cook, since she has a fairly busy executive position.
- Lilly makes a remark on her methods and the associated difficulties in her route.
Lilly: There are ways around it. Some meals are more difficult to cook than others because of being unable to see what I'm doing, but it usually only takes a little more time. Fingers can double as very useful measuring tools, for example.
Hisao Narrating: It makes sense, but she'd have to be pretty careful not to hurt herself note . I wonder how many times that's happened, since she's cooked alone for possibly years while Akira worked and her parents were gone.