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Millennials Are the Worst Generation of Cooks in the Kitchen

Only 60 percent can confidently identify a butter knife
Millennials Don't Know How to Cook
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They might be able to apply Snapchat filters better than you can, but if there's one thing millennials can't do, it's apparently make their way around the kitchen. 

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According to a study from Porch, between millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers, millennials rate themselves as the worst kitchen cooks of all, with only 5 percent of twenty- to thirtysomethings considering themselves "very good" at home cooking. They also rate themselves last in being able to tackle (very) basic dishes like fried eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches and lasagna. (Though, they do feel more confident than baby boomers at baking store-bought plop-and-drop cookie dough.)

And while many baby boomers aren't so great at identifying a salad spinner, Thrillist notes it's not so bad once you consider about 40 percent of millennials can't even recognize a butter knife.

The one thing they are good at? According to the study, millennials are the top generation investing in meal delivery services and utilizing Internet videos for cooking advice. Hey, at least we're they're trying.

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