Tips for answering this Cue Card topic:
You can talk about one of your family members who you know is good at cooking. Alternatively you can talk about a famous cook from your city and country. This cue card asks you to talk about a person who is a good cook. So you can describe a famous cook who is not personally known to you but you have heard about him/her from newspaper, internet or TV. But specifically mention that you have heard about his/her cooking skills and fames from a source and never met him / her personally.
You can also talk about your mother/ sisters or grandmother and describe her cooking ability. Talking about a family member/ friend or relative would help you describing them in details and you would be able to give more information about them than a famous cook who you know very little.
Interestingly, males are also good at cooking so you can pick your father, uncle or brother as well and describe their cooking skills. It would be alluring to talk about yourself if you are a good cook. But avoid that! Describing your cooking ability and skills as well as other qualities would be bit tricky to talk about.
Things you should mention about the person who you would like to describe as a good cook:
Can cook several dishes.
Has a natural talent of cooking foods.
People always appreciate the dishes s/he cooks
S/he has learned cooking from his/her family and has no academic training on cooking.
S/he has taken a course on cooking and thus his/ her interests on cooking grew up
You should be able to answer the following cue cards as well if you prepare for this cue card topic:
1. Describe a person of your family who has a special skill.
2. Describe something you learned from your family members.
3. Describe skill you have.
4. Describe a family member of your family.
5. Talk about one of your friends who has a skill you admire.
I know some of my relatives who are good at cooking and I have heard about some famous cooks, nationally and internationally, who have magical power of making delicious cuisines. But Id like to talk about my mother whom I think is the greatest cook of the world. I have never enjoyed any menu more than the foods made by my mother. She is a gifted cook and she has a good reputation of making delicious and tasty menu out of very ordinary ingredients.
The way she arranges the kitchen and makes foods is lovely and in my childhood I used to think that she had taken training on cooking. But she actually learned the cooking from her family and was in charge of cooking for a large joint family. She is a graduate and I heard that she has a passion of cooking as she took several subjects related to house-keeping and cooking.
My mother was raised in a sub-urban area and got married at her 20 years of old. She continued her education and then took charge of cooking in my fathers family. I have heard the appreciation of her cooking from many of our relatives and neighbours and felt proud of her.
Finding her cooking gives me a feeling that its not a hard task, rather its an artistic performance that the performer enjoys a lot. Sometimes I have been amazed to find her making foods in no times for the guests.
She mostly makes foods for the family members and that includes cooking making breads, rice, meats, fishes, burgers, sweet-meats, curry etc. For the festivals she makes cake, rich foods, and snacks, local and foreign cuisines. I have found her cooking Chinese, Thai, Italian and Mexican foods as well and that was always a wonder how she has learned those menus as she has never travelled to those countries nor has taken any training on making those foods. It will always be a mystery to me.