The more I talk to people in the city, the more I realize that people really don't eat at home. Many want to, but the task to setting up a kitchen, stocking it, let alone learning how to cook, is rather daunting.
So start small - forget home-made soups and freshly baked bread. Do something easy... but something nourishing, delicious and beautiful.
My current obsession is Honey Crisp apples - available at farmers' markets across the city. This is the best apple I've ever had, and it's consistent. Apple after apple, not one has let me down. Juicy, tart, sweet too. I've eaten two every day for the last week and a half. This morning I actually ate one in the shower, I couldn't wait.
Go buy yourself a few, put them in a bowl and eat one, at home. It's a start. Maybe next week you'll find yourself buying artisanal cheese and eating it together with your apples. It won't be long until you're cooking in every night. Bon Appétit! skgr