I am 29 years old and have no idea how to cook. The reason? I hate touching raw meat (OK, and the fact that I'm lazy). I enjoy baking though--it involves using lots of sugar and butter and painting with frosting. Yum!
In an effort to be more well-rounded, I took a four-hour Thai cooking class at the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok. The head chef demonstrated how to make dishes such as stir-fried pork with holy basil and chicken satay, and then let us make our own before getting to taste test. I even managed to touch raw chicken without gagging. Go me!