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A look back at the 'good old days'

Remember life before the internet? Ok, well, maybe you don't.

Believe it or not, you actually had to go to school to learn how to cook back in the day. Most people had classes in high school to teach survival basics, while others went on to further post-secondary culinary education.

These days we have so much information right on our cell phones, from, ahem, recipe websites to that we can learn to cook from the comfort of our own kitchens.

Presenting cooking schools of the 20th century!

All photos courtesy of the Library Of Congress–the repository of all knowledge.

Using hand beaters
Using hand beaters. Montgomery Blair High School Cooking Class. (1935) / Library Of Congress
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Baking day in cooking class at the Banneker Junior High School. (1942) / Library Of Congress
Stirring the pot at the Pratt Institute
Stirring the pot at the Pratt Institute with Miss Hanks & Miss Kierstead (Date Unknown) / Library Of Congress
Knife skills at Tokyo cooking class
Knife skills at Tokyo cooking class. (Date Unknown) / Library Of Congress
Wielding a cleaver against pork belly
Wielding a cleaver against pork belly. (Date Unknown) / Library Of Congress
Cooking laboratory in a New York elementary school
Cooking laboratory in a New York elementary school. (1908) / Library Of Congress
Making apple pie. Follies cooking class
Making apple pie. Follies cooking class. (Date Unknown) / Library Of Congress
Containing their excitement in class at Chevy Chase High School
Containing their excitement in class at Chevy Chase High School. (1935) / Library Of Congress

How did you learn to cook?