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Indonesian maid cooking buddy

Post by sirano » Sat, 02 Apr 2005 7:30 pm

I would like to help my Indonesian maid to make friends with other nice Indonesian girls and also prevent her from just hanging around in town. My idea is to extend an invitation to any employer to allow their maid to come over to our place (and vice versa) on a Sunday so that each cooks and teaches the other a favourite dish/recipe. In this way hopefully they will both benefit by learning new recipes/techniques and perhaps at the same time become friends. We as employers will also benefit because our maids can learn new and exciting dishes which are well tried and at the same time we know our maids are spending their day off in a safe and suitable environment. I have taught my maid many but mainly western dishes and think it would be wonderful for her to learn other styles, e.g. Chinese, Malay, Indian, Japanese etc.
It would be great for us, and also for them because they will increase their cooking skills.
I’ve not ever tried anything like this before and would welcome any comments/suggestions for or against the idea, any logistical/practical/security issues.

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Post by seasider » Sun, 03 Apr 2005 8:37 am

I would start by asking your maid if this is what she wants to do with her day off; perhaps spending the day cooking is her idea of a Busman's Holiday. Chances are she likes "hanging around" on a Sunday and has made many friends this way.

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