I think it comes down to the fact that my grandmothers generation was the last one before cooking came to be a "hobby" rather than a life skill. Most of the young folk I meet today are either proudly useless in the kitchen or really devoted hobby cooks. I don't meet the kind of cooks my grandmother was -- Grandma knew how to cook and she cooked because her familt liked to eat. She and her friends did it without any great enthusiasm, maybe, but they did it. Today, I find "homemade" recipes that call for baking mixes, packets, and tins. My own mother, when she found out that I ground my own flour away back in the day, asked me with a straight face what ingredients you use to make flour. People start with the assumption that home cooking is hard because that's the bill of goods they've been sold by advertisers for generations now.
Grain Free since 2009, WP from 2005
~100% primal (because anything less makes me very sick)
Goal: hike across Sweden with my grandchildren when I retire in a few years