I have never understood how people can claim that they can't cook. I mean, how hard is it to follow a recipe? Still, there are ways to make things even easier—like this unique kitchen timer concept.
The timer syncs up to a specific recipe, telling you exactly when steps need to be done. Actually, now that I think about it, this might generate undue stress for a novice chef. Panic could set in as the bar marches steadily toward the next step. "I should be adding parsnips to boiling water but I'm still on peeling vegetables! Stop going so fast damn you!" [Yanko via Boing Boing Gadgets]