That's an awesome story td.
I can't get anyone around me involved, and SWMBO is only marginally interested. (providing she gets a decent tasting Hefe out of the deal) But everyone tolerates it. I figure if I have to put up with some members of the family drinking Busch Light (God help me. Shakes my head) then they can put up with whatever the hell I choose to drink when the mood takes me.
Sounds like your Mom likes to cook, and was fascinated by the process.
Rock on Mom!!!!