Recently I discovered the blog of Amanda, a new Thermomix owner who is blind. Amanda bought her Thermomix in February of 2011 and quickly began blogging to share her experience. She hopes to help others who have disabilities that impair their own ability to cook.
I was excited to learn how the super kitchen machine would help Amanda, and how it can be used by others too. I learned how the aromas of home-cooked meals began to fill her house for the first time ever. Before long it seemed that Thermomix was helping Amanda to developed “wings”. With each blog post it became increasingly evident that Amanda enjoyed exploring the world of cooking as her new-found culinary abilities took flight.
Recommended Blog: My Journey with Thermomix
Blogger’s name: Amanda
Blogging from: Canberra, Australia, since 2011
read it now at: blindthermomixer.blogspot
About the blog:
Amanda is a 41-year old lawyer in Canberra by whose own admission has never been able to cook. Through candid reports and through Amanda’s senses of touch, taste, smell, and hearing, we learn what it means to learn to how cook with Thermomix from the perspective of a blind person.
I highly recommend Amanda’s blog for its informative, enlightening – and most of all, fresh perspective on our favourite kitchen machine. Her blog might make Thermomix fans appreciate the machine in new ways. It certainly has the potential to help others who deal with various culinary challenges and abilities to remove their own barriers to cooking.
In her own words:
I am totally blind, and absolutely hate anything to do with cooking. I burnt myself when I was young, and have always been terrified of heat, so have never been able to use the stove, electric frypan etc.
… Consequently, I have absolutely no confidence in the kitchen.
How does Amanda like Thermomix?
There are many features which make the TM really easy to use. The buttons are all different shapes, and beep when you press them. They are also nice rubber buttons which need a good press to work. The bowl is marked inside at half litre intervals with dots, and there are also vertical strokes at the 1 and 2 litre marks.
And how does it feel to cook with Thermomix?
This (beef stir fry) was the first thing I had ever cooked without yelling, tears or alcohol, and the first thing I had ever cooked that tasted really good.
Later on cooking eggs alone…
It was so nice to cook something on my own without fear or anxiety.
I know it’s only hard boiled eggs, but it’s a good start. Bye-bye egg cooker!
Why read this blog?
- Don’t expect glossy photos. This blog is about context and content. It’s about Amanda’s story and relates 100% to Thermomix.
- Inspiring reading for anyone who enjoys cooking. Really thrilling to watch Amanda evolve into her own culinary style as we share in her joys and challenges.
- No recipes yet, but that’s not what brings us tho this blog. Read and learn how Thermomix might help someone you know to cook for themselves.
- The first-timer insights shared by Amanda can benefit all beginning Thermomix users!
Read it now!
Follow Amanda at: My Journey with Thermomix