Do you really enjoy cooking?

@anup12 (4181)
India
January 10, 2008 10:24am CST
Cooking is an art which one has to enjoy. You should not do it out of compulsion then you will never become a good cook.
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@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Jan 08
I don't,but my husband does and he wants to transfer from his job contractin at Customs/Homeland security doing a job he's been doing for 10+ years to being a chef. I totally back him on that one - yum!
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Jan 08
I do think its possible to be a good technical cook even if you don't like it, if you're determined enough however, I don't htink its possible to be creative in the kitchen, altering recipes to suit taste or to aake them taste better, or to come up with your own recipes.
@Mondoh (147)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I love to cook. My favorite Channel is FoodTV. Emeril LaGasse, Tyler Florence, Todd English, Rachel Ray, Charlie Trotter, America's Food Kitchen, all of 'em. Took a lot of practice & I burned a lot of stuff. I started learning with a $5 wok from a garage sale copying Martin Yan on PBS. Now I can do just about anything with anything. The hard part is the prep if I'm doing it by myself. The best part is watching my brother go back for seconds...
@mjweed21 (693)
• Philippines
11 Jan 08
Cooking is my self expression of love for food. The scent of the spices, the warmth of the kitchen gives me an unexplainable feeling. Seeing the food that I had cook gave me a self-fullfilment.
@bishu_sinha (1459)
• India
11 Jan 08
This is one of my favourites, but if the kids are fussy they might not eat it. You could try putting a bit more sugar in if you think it's too sour. I wouldn't, but I don't have to cater for fusspots! Otherwise, just make kebabs. You can put anything on a skewer and whack it under the grill. Tamarind Chicken (serves 6) Ingredients 60g dried tamarind ½ cup boiling water 6 chicken thighs 1 onion, sliced 1 tsp crushed garlic 1/3 cup palm or brown sugar 2 tbsp fish sauce steamed rice, to serve Method 1. Soak dried tamarind in boiling water and mix well to loosen the fibres and seeds. Force through a sieve and extract the liquid. Discard the pulp. 2. Heat oil in frying pan, add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent. Add the chicken, and cook, about 10-15 mins. Set aside the chicken. 3. Add prepared tamarind water, sugar, and fish sauce, simmer until combined. Return chicken to the pan and simmer for a further 5 mins. 4. Serve with rice.
@diillu (5128)
11 Jan 08
Everything that we do, we should do it by heart then only we can learn. And cooking is the most important thing. It's really hard to learn cooking without paying extra attention. Few years back I didn't have any kind of intrests in cooking and I would just hate to do it. So, it was really hard to learn it. But after staying with my bf he taught me how to cook. And as I was intrested it was really easy for me to cook.
@opinione (749)
• Italy
10 Jan 08
I cook just for meal, and just to help my wife at home, but I like what she prepares, and sometimes (very rarely), what I myself do.