Why does it seem that more and more people do not know how to cook?
More and more people don't know basic life skills because they don't need them. WHy bother learning to cook when there are restaurants on every corner?
I do not know that this is so.
I DO know that more and more people use fast food, and buy pre-cooked (or mixes) TO fix their meals.
Not necessarily because they don't KNOW how to cook.
I could cook before I had children, but once I had children AND was working full-time, I didn't have a lot of time or energy FOR cooking from scratch.
Now that I am retired, I do most of my cooking from scratch.