Do you Cook or like others to cook for you!!?

@kamran12 (5555)
Pakistan
June 25, 2007 10:52pm CST
Are you the one who doesn't trust others, for taste or any other reason, when it comes to cooking? or do you prefer others to cook for you? why? I have mixed experience, some foods are better cooked by me, so I prefer that those particular things are cooked by me. most of the time it's otherwise, though:-) as I am generally a terrible cook. What about you?
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I'm getting very lazy and prefer not to have to cook. I especially prefer not to cook in the summmer. It is hot and humid here in summer and cooking just makes me hotter. Of course, I often cook whether I want to or not because I get hungry!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
Hello, youdontsay!:-) yes, hunger makes us cook whether or not we like it:-) what are your specialties youdontsay! Thanks for sharing:-)
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• United States
27 Jun 07
Specialty? Well, I can do taco salad when I have to. Mostly, in the summer, I get salads from the deli, potato salad, cole slaw, etc., pop a couple of ears of corn or hot dogs in the microwave and call it a meal.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
you do a lot of things youdontsay!:-) thanks for sharing:-)
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@aweins (4203)
• India
26 Jun 07
hi kamran, after getting married, i do all the cooking work in my house. i prepare all the meals and breakfast. before when i was unmarried, my mom use to do all that for me, i use to make only breakfast and that too, on weekends or any holiday. i love to cook but i love my mom made food and i like to eat what ever she makes for me. the taste she is having in her hands, is difficult to find any where else. my dad too is a very good cook. cooking is in my genes so is not a problem for me. i love to call people at my place on weekdays or every fortnight i like to have a get together at my place and i make all the eatable items on my own, starting from the starters to the meals and then the sweet dish or any dessert in the end of the meal. i enjoy that very much.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
Hello, aweins! I thought you are a female but your profile corrected me:-). Your wife would be lucky to have a husband like you:-) I too, though can cook myself, like my mother's or wife's cooking as they cook far too better than I. We friends too usually have a get together here every fortnight or even earlier and someone among us makes the eatables. It seems that you are auite an expert! what is your specialty? Thanks for sharing:-)
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@aweins (4203)
• India
9 Jul 07
Thanks Kamran for choosing my response as the best response..., it was a pleasent surprise.. and actulay the response was written by my wife.. :), incidently I too am a decent cook.. :)
@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
10 Jul 07
It's a treat then if you both cook well, aweins!:-)
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I'm a decent cook, but in general I prefer to have others cook for me most of the time. The food just seems to taste better when someone else prepares it...not to mention slaving over the hot stove. I draw the line however at grilling and outdoor barbeque's. If the people involved can actually cook, and keep mine (and everyone else's) prefrences in mind then it is fine. It's been my experience at most family get-togethers that they usually cook everyone's food to their taste. Personally I ask how they want they their food served, taking note of and realizing that there is a differnce between rare and well-done. Some like pepper, some don't, some want more salt. I try to cook for the person who will be eating, it's not one size fits all.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
26 Jun 07
Hello, filmbuff!:-) I always wondered, why it almost always tastes good when others cook!:-) I am glad that I am not alone:-) You are right though, about package cooking. Personally, I have done cooking only for wife and some select friends and knowing what they like, it hasn't been a problem here. It appears that you have a professional sort of touch as you take note and take care of their preferences. What's your specialty in cooking, filmbuff!? Thanks for sharing! it's always a pleasure to see you:-)
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Living as a bachelor for most of life I tend to do most of my own cooking so I've gotten fairly okay at it. Since I'm a meat eater by nature if I have any kind of speciality that would be it. I also cook itallian pretty well too.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
good to know yur specialties filmbuff! Thanks for sharing:-) I am sure I'll not die of hunger if I ever come to see you:-)
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• United States
26 Jun 07
Since I am EXTREMLY picky at eating I really prefer to make my own food. My specialty is angel hair spagetti with butter and salt ;P yum! lol. I don't like sauce on spagetti! I'm also a whiz at sandwiches! lol. If someone makes something I like than that's great, otherwise I prefer making my own food :)
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
26 Jun 07
Hello, LilyoftheThorns!:-) I am glad you added last line to dilute my feeling about how really extremist you are about cooking:-) So, you like fast food and are expert at it! do you cook regular food too? I too like spaghetti with butter and salt! thanks goodness, I have someone I can rely on, if I have craving for spaghetti!=P Thanks for sharing:-), It's always good to see you:-)
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@orfeo1 (102)
• Chile
26 Jun 07
i enjoy to cook for my girlfriend, she likes my food :P usually my grandmother cooks for me :P
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
Grandmother cooking for you, you cooking for girlfriend, what a combination! Seems love plays it's role more than anything in cooking matters!:-) You must be a good cook if she likes your food, orfeo1. What does you cook normally, for her?
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@orfeo1 (102)
• Chile
27 Jun 07
spaghetti, eggs, soups, kuchen... we have 3 months of relationship... i will cook more when she come back from her travel to Valencia... my grandmo cooks for me because we live with my grandfathers and one uncle, my mom and my dad work everyday and my grandmother is the house wife :P
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
well, it seems that you are quite well at many things, orfeo1:-) your partner must be lucky! I am also waiting for my one but for opposite reason, a little selfish of me! I believe your grandma likes to cook for you! thanks for coming back and explaining:-)
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I don't really like to cook, but I like to cook for my wife. She always makes me glad that I did when I do.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
Hello, redyellowblackdog! I am glad that you like to cook for your wife. What do you cook for her? Thanks for sharing:-)
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• United States
27 Jun 07
Are you kidding? What ever she wants.
@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
No, actually I was asking what is your specialty, that she likes the most or you do?
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@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
Hello friend! I love to cook and i do cook a lot. It runs in the family I guess, well except for my bro..he'll burn everything he cooks! LOL!! Both my parents are good cooks, so when I was younger *smiles* my mother made it sure that I'll learn how to cook. When I'm in Philippines my mother always cooked for us even we have a maid. We love her cooking and it's lovely! for me, she's the best cook in the world! But here in Bahrain I cook a lot for my husband and my stepson. Although there are times that my husband does the cooking and I like it *when he's being romantic* hehehe. He loves to cook for me. Maybe I'm just lucky that he likes to cook and we take turns. Since he's british, there are meals that he fancy eating that I don't know how to cook, he does tell me how to. And if they both fancy having Filipino meals, it's my turn to impress them..well so far I'm doing a great job impressing them because they always ask for it! LOL!! Guess I'm both..I like to cook and like others to cook for me at the same time. Thanks. Your discussion is making me hungry!! LOL!!!take care! cheers! :D
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
16 Aug 07
Hello fab315!:-) Hmmm...It looks like I would be pleased being at your place enjoying all the delicious meals:-) Like your brother, I too burnt once, everything was pitch black so much so that nothing was recognizeable, lol. hmm, everything romantic is delicious:-) I hope you would agree. I too love to faicitate my partner een though I don't like my cooked stuff as she cooks much better than me. But, there was a time that I had to do it continuously for months, during pregnancy of my partner, and so I improved a bit. I believe your partner is as lucky as you are. You have made my mouth watery, fab315. I understand why they would ask you for cooking:-) Thanks for sharing:-)
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
Hello! I definitely agree with that everything romantic is delicious! *wink*. That's very sweet of you doing all the cooking when your wife was pregnant. I love a man doing romantic getures like that. *smiles*. Well, whenever you fancy visiting Bahrain you can stop by our house and I'll prepare you a lovely Filipino dish..How's that? *smilessss* Take care.. cheers! :D
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
17 Aug 07
I believe fab315, that she has brought more comfort in my life than I have ever done for her. I would love to accept your invitation, I am already feeling like coming to Bahrain!:-)
@mymytri (2032)
• India
27 Jun 07
Hi kamran..am very lazy to cook...but i can really cook better than my family..if i found anybody to cook i try to escape ..heheh.My mom is very good at some dishes than me and i love to eat when she cooks that items and in some dishes nobody can compete me.I havent cooked for 2 months recently and even had made coffee of my own becoz am been busy with my work .
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
Moms are great, aren't they mymytri!? I really love my mother's cooking especially when she does it exclusively for me:-) I am glad that you cook so well, what does you cook well, mymytri? Thanks for sharing:-)
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
27 Jun 07
hi kamran..am expert in cooking south indian dishes.Specially sambar and spicy curries..
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
Ah! I like spicy dishes, mymytri! Thanks for sharing your experties:-)
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I hate to cook, I cooked for 30 years and Im tired of cooking. so when I hooked up with my now husband I said I will wash the dishes but I will not cook, was ok with him he loves to cook and hates to wash dishes, plus he was a chef for a while so he cooks way better than I do . From time to time I wil cook pancake and egg breakfast and he loves it, he says pancakes just dont cook right for him, so sometimes I wil give him a treat and cook them for him.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
26 Jun 07
Hello, mrsbrian!:-) It appears that you have a perfect combination in cooking and dish washing:-) How satisfying! I would love to be husband of a chef. In fact my wife cooks very well giving me a chance not to blame my laziness, when I don't cook:-) but we do share work. Do you give this treat of pancakes, often or he has to wait and offer something in return!?
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
26 Jun 07
HUmmmm now there is a thought I could maby get something for my pancake treats? Seriously tho I love to treat my husabnd to breakfast with no strings attatched, he is so good to me in so many ways, he helps with all the houseowrk, and is such a good helper with the grandkids, He treats me like a queen.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
26 Jun 07
It's nice to know that you give him a treat without any strings attached. I believe you deserve to be treated like a queen otherwise who bothers!? but it's really nice that your husband is so good:-) I believe you can bring some more good out of him with your pancakes!!:-) Thanks for coming back and sharing:-)
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
17 Aug 07
I actually enjoy cooking and would rather cook just because I know I will like it. I'm not to much of a picky eater BUT I don't like many foreign things- including seafood and I don't like creamy sauces- so to avoid being rude and not wanting to eat someones food- I rather cook, I am quite good at it too :)
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
17 Aug 07
Hello warmweatherwoman! You have a very intelligent and wise manner to deal with your dislikes in eating by cooking yourself. It's good that you like your cooking that does suggest that you are a very good cook. Thanks for sharing!:-)
@alnilam (969)
• United States
14 Aug 07
i am a food lover. i enjoy to cook and i also enjoy eating stuff that other people cook (as long it is not burned :). I like my cooking because I am a impulsive cook, i never make things by the book I just do it on my feeling, so my cooking is made totally in my taste.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
14 Aug 07
Hello alnilam!:-) I see and understand when you say "I just do it on my feeling". I imagine, when a meal is cooked this way, it is usually tasty. I have had this experience. I believe you can give a good company and I won't starve at your place!:-)
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• Pakistan
14 Aug 07
well i love when my mom cook for me and i only eat and enjoy but sometimes i too cook and enjoy
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
14 Aug 07
Hello qudsiakarim85! Welcome to mylot!:-) It seems you share my habits about cooking, thanks for sharing!:-)
• United States
14 Aug 07
I don't like cooking, but I cook all the time (for me and others). I love baking though =] So I guess Id prefer to be cooked for, at least once in a while, y'know? But give me some pancake mix, or the ingredients to make a cake, im all over it!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
14 Aug 07
Hello SuckerUpper!:-) I suppose you will make a good eating company:-), I like cakes, though not too much. It seems I wouldn't be starved if I were at your place!:-)
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
14 Aug 07
I cook for me and my husband. But if there are other people involved I would let him or other people to cook. I just don't think they will like my cooking. My husband on the other hand, eats anything as long as it's cooked well and tastes good. I warned him not to eat my baby cat, if he does, I will cook him.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
14 Aug 07
Hello LittleMel!:-) Hmm, it seems that we are alike as far as cooking for guests are concerned as I don't cook as well as my partner. I too eat whatever is made especially by my mother and partner. Haha! Sure he will be careful about the baby cat and would not like himself be eaten by the babycat after being cooked!:-) Thank you for sharing, LittleMel!:-)
@jason_co (408)
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
i like to cook those food that i love to eat. But for now that im staying with my parents. I let the maid cook for me. But sometimes when i arrive home from work and there was no food left, I open the ferg and cook some food.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
14 Jul 07
I think it's great that you don't actually depend on others, jason_co! and can cook for yourself. It's nice when others can cook for us, isn't it? Thanks for sharing:-)
@youless (94224)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jul 07
In fact I like cooking, it's one of my interests. I'd like to cook when I have a free time. Especially I enjoy my family appreciate my cooking:) When I am busy or tired, be sure I prefer to someone cooks for me.
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• India
14 Jul 07
Hi!! Kamran.. I would always prefer someone else to cook for me!! For three simple reasons.. 1. I am not interested to cook, so even if i don't find anything to eat at home, I would go to a restaurant. 2. I am afraid to eat what I cook. and 3. People at my home are concerned about their health, they feel they might fall sick if they eat what I cook.. They know me much better :) :)
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
14 Jul 07
Hello immortalsecrets!:-) I can identify myself with all the reasons you presented here. I think my family too knows me better:-) Thanks for sharing:-)
• Canada
11 Jul 07
I have always loved to cook and bake. Until recently; I have noticed I long to have someone cook for me. It has happened a couple of times in the past few months and when I sit to eat I am in love with my dinner. Who ever cooked says, ' well it isn't that good'! I say but it is; and everyone at the table says that is because someone cooked for you that you are enjoying it so much! Maybe so; I don't know. I only know I love it when someone cooks for me!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
11 Jul 07
Hello CoffeeAnyone! I too like soemone else to cook actually for taste, as I don't cook delicious food:-( You are right that one should be thankful to whoever cooks. Have you left cooking yourself already? Thanks for sharing:-)
29 Jun 07
I prefer when others cook for me especially my wife.I find it hard to eat other people's food apart from my wife's food
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
29 Jun 07
you are mostly like me somebodybig!:-) Thanks for sharing:-)
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
29 Jun 07
I much prefer to cook for myself. I have a rule when it comes to my taste buds. If the average child wont eat it, then I probably wont eat it either. My taste buds are not complicated, I like to keep it as simple as possible.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
29 Jun 07
It's kind of nice that you keep your choice so open:-) Thanks for sharing:-)
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