Do you like cooking?

February 29, 2008 2:09pm CST
A very simple question, do you like cooking? Or you do because you are obliged?
10 responses
• United States
29 Feb 08
I grew up as the middle child in my family so it was normally my father, my oldest sister or my mom and sometimes even my youngest sister cook, I guess because nobody thought I cared much for cooking. Well, when I finally shacked up with my boyfriend I finally got to try it out--problem was, how?? It was fun trying but nothing ever turned out even remotely spectacular but my boyfriend liked that I gave it the effort. WELL, when we had kids and begun a family it became an OBLIGATION and that was tough. Luckily I learned real fast that yes I did have the ability to cook but just different kinds of foods, I like more vegetarian type foods. I learned to cook for my boyfriend (our kids father, were not married yet) because he is a 'meat-head' and I was just always intimidated by steak. i can say that now I know how to make a killer stew/pot-roast I got the idea from Emerill's cookbook. And I know how to make a steak just right--its called cooking it off of HIGH, something I did with all my foods before I learned to cook. Still, it can feel like a job cooking everyday for the kids and mostly leftovers their father never gets to because he works at a restaurant but I try. I have found that I really like cooking ethnic foods, I learned SO much from his mother, who is Turkish and he started teaching foods that are Turkish that he likes now. COOKING: Love-Hate relationship?
• United States
29 Feb 08
...not to mention the clean-up after a long days stew
1 Mar 08
your husband is a chef?
• United States
1 Mar 08
oh no, he grew up cooking in his fathers restaurants when he graduated high school
@peavey (16856)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I don't mind cooking a big meal, something special like Christmas or Easter dinner, but I get really tired of every day meals for the most part.
1 Mar 08
I love cooking for the holidays all more strange the dishes
• United States
1 Mar 08
Yea, I've learned to make some really good home fries or aka fried potatoes because cooking everyday is so repetitive and boring, Mrs. Dash comes in handy.
@Grace35 (136)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I absolutely love cooking! But the fact that I live alone, and never buy groceries, I never get a chance to cook. Unless, I just so happen to pick up some ingredients that I could create a meal out of!
1 Mar 08
Even if you live alone you could spend a little time to cook for you!
• United States
1 Mar 08
You would be surprised how many ways you can cook up some regular Ramen noodles, once I made some like Singapore Noodles with Shrimp, its sooo good. You can get shrimp flavor to add even more taste but do not over do the salt since those packets are almost 100% salt.
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
7 Mar 08
normally i don't dislike to cook..but in some cases i realy have the mind to do that!!so sometimes depends if iìm in the good mood or mind it is not a weight for me to cook on the contrary sometimes it's hard eheh...it is lso depends what you must cook..somethings can be boring or too difficult so you must have a great mind to cook them heh:)
9 Mar 08
I cook also when i'm sad.....for example... a cake!
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Mar 08
i love to watched somebody is cooking but for myself i didn't cooked even my own food...i am too lazy or what?...i am afraid to cook...because might be somebody will criticize the the result...but i am preparing to cook if i am a married already... i will cook the favorite food of my wife.
1 Mar 08
your wife will be happy! However, if you not cook never can not improve... you will see that with the time you get excellent results
@twowizdom (861)
• Philippines
1 Mar 08
I enjoy cooking but I really dont love it. What I really love to do is baking. I rather bake than cook dishes because its easier and fun to do
1 Mar 08
The recipes in the oven are my favorites
@brimia (6584)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I like being creative with my cooking...coming up with healthy and tasty dishes. However, I cook because my husband can't :)
1 Mar 08
women are often forced to cook....
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
I hate cooking, I only cook to feed the family, i would much rather do other things, I have no imagination with food and it always tastes better when someone else cooks...
1 Mar 08
I agree with you
• United States
29 Feb 08
Hello! I loved cooking... But now, I need to cook almost every day, because I have a family, I have a kid - so at this time of my life I have this cooking stuff... I just don`t like to be in the kitchen, because it`s too much for me.
1 Mar 08
I also cook only for the family
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I don't mind cooking it is not my favorite thing in the world to do because I am not that good of a cook. I have to cook because I have a family to feed. I do like cooking simple things like spaghetti or lasagne.
29 Feb 08
I don't also like cooking, I cook only when my mother is away....