Pasta and popcorn are the focus in the latest episode of “Because I Said So,” a weekly instructional cooking show by Leah Packer and her mother Rachel Ornstein-Packer.
After the pandemic began, the two started making meals together to pass the time. And college student Leah had a revelation: She can’t cook.
“I had absolutely no idea what to do in the kitchen. Like, literally, I couldn’t do anything. And my mom kept saying, ‘How are you going to survive?’”
So Rachel Ornstein-Packer decided to teach her daughter how to make a proper meal. But it dawned on the two that there could be others Leah’s age who also lack cooking skills.
“Because I Said So” is the result.