It was music to my ears when Liza walked into Kathe’s house last week for the Cooking With Friends Club Kid Friendly Dinner Swap and announced how much work it had been to make 60 pieces of Falafel. You see, Liza conceded that she had cooked alone instead of with a friend. So it came as no surprise that she worked at least twice as hard making, frying and freezing all that food by herself. Liza became my “before” photo — a testament to the usefulness and efficiency of the Cooking With Friends lifestyle. Most of the participants — the “after” photo — found that by pairing up, they were able to enjoy the process of cooking in bulk. Shared time, cost and conversation were integral components in making their time spent in the kitchen enjoyable. May Liza’s hard learned falafel lesson become an ad for Cooking With Friends.