22 COOK IT UP
That camera in your cell phone is not meant only for recording special occasions or interesting events alone. You should learn to use it with abandon for mundane, day-to-day things as well. So next time mum (or a friend, or a restaurant masalchi, or Nigella Lawson) is making the secret sauce behind their rajma/rosemary potatoes recipe, just pop out your phone and videograph the entire sequence. Right down from the ingredients to the entire process, you’ll be able to capture it all. And then have it readily available when you need it— quite unlike the hastily-jotted (but long-lost) recipe on a scrap of paper.