19 Things You Can Learn From A Leaving Cert Home Ec Textbook

Like the fact that brown is a flavour

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Home Economics was something you either loved (food), hated (science) or just didn't bother with. 

And while the words Home Ec generally bring up connotations of whisks, scones and burnt oven mitts, it's so much more than that. The subject essentially teaches you how to be an adult, helping you keep your body, money and life in order. 

We took a look through a Leaving Cert book on the subject to see what we could find; see if you learn yourself anything new.

1. Fresh eggs sink and stale eggs float

Finally, a way to check them before you throw them in and ruin everything.

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2. Which parts of your tongue taste what

Cue lots of strange facial expressions next meal time...

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3. How to attractively present your buffet

Don't stray from this flawless method.

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4. How to decode facial expressions

Phew, it had all just been a guessing game up until now.

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5. That brown is a flavour

Who knew?

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6. How to make perfect pizza

Oh.

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7. And ice cream

Wait, what?

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8. And chocolate eclairs

What is this life-changing book of magic?!

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9. That instructions are hard

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10. But salad is always there for you

Even when you're heavily pregnant.

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11. What's on the official list of leisure options that you can, and should, partake in

Standard weekend.

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12. That manual labour isn't that bad at all

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13. But your First Communion on the other hand

Get some sleep the night before, that's all we're saying.

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14. To test if jam is ready, you've to poke it

Until it wrinkles.

What?

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15. Being sound makes the world a better place

Pretty much.

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16. A nuclear family isn't one who has been ravaged by war

It is in fact, quite the opposite.

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17. What herbs and spices go with what

FINALLY.

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18. How to not blow up your gaff

Useful.

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19. And finally, how not to blow all of your money in the first weekend of payday

Look alive, people. This is IMPORTANT.

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Written By

Kate Demolder

Kate is a contributing writer here at Lovin Dublin. You are as likely to see her indulging in some of Dublin’s finer establishments, as well as panic-exercising the day after.

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