Cooking

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How does the speaker describe the food she ate while traveling?
It was not particularly interesting.
It used lots of lime and coriander.
She had to eat fish everyday.
She could never find good bread.
What food item does the speaker produce herself?
Herbs
Flour
Olive oil
Pasta
Why does the speaker mention 'growing old too quickly'?
Cooking is something done by older people.
She got very sick from food while traveling.
She will have a big birthday party.
Eating poorly makes one feel older.
What does the speaker conclude about cooking?
She is surprised she likes it.
Although she's bad at cooking, she enjoys it.
She likes to cook with her dad.
She'd prefer to cook just for herself.
Uh, since coming back from, travelling where_ um, I was eating rather... Odd things like, um, lots of boring things. And, um, I've taken up a passion for cooking. 
Um, I've... I love cooking and, um, tend to cook a lot with coriander and limes, and fish. 
Um, and I've sort of taken over my dad's kitchen, and started making my own pasta and bread. 
And, I don't quite know what's happened. But, um, haha, maybe I'm growing old too quickly. 
But now I love it, and, um, i, i, I tend to sort of cook wi_ quite healthily with lots of olive oil. And, um, fresh herbs. 
But, um... I never thought i, I'd be a good cook. But it's quite nice to hear lots of people say, uh, say that, um, uh, a very tasty meal, all sorts of compliments. 
So that's my new_ latest passion I've taken up.