When did you learn how to cook?

Philippines
May 2, 2008 6:51am CST
at what age did you start to cook? maybe as simple as instant noodles(those that needed to be cooked) or frying cold cuts. well my earliest recall of me cooking would be when i was 8-9 years old. :)
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@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
2 May 08
My mom taught me how to cook simples things like macaroni and cheese when I was around 10 years old. I taught myself how to cook alot of things when I moved out of my parents house and had a family I just looked up receipes and tried them.
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• Philippines
2 May 08
well prior to cooking, i was just seated infront of my mom while she baked or cooked something. I'm with sibblings now without my parents living with us though i see my dad cook, since he has his own style of cooking, i still have my own and not follow him though got some tips fromhim from time to time.
@madlees (1381)
• India
2 May 08
Hi, I learnt to cook properly only after I got married. Before that I have been in kitchen many times to help out or make some special dishes for my father. The first ever thing I did in the kitchen was milk boiling when I was just 10 years old. No gas stoves or hot plates at that time. Only kerosene wick stoves werte there. Our servant who used to do everything went to the hospital for child birth. My mom had just returned from the hospital, so cooking was out of question for her. So I had to help her out. She sat by the table and asked me to boil the milk. No milk cooker or anything. Boiled the milk under mom's supervision that day. After that I had been in kitchen now and then but nver learnt to cook a proper meal. Only after my child was born I started cooking and now I am known as a very good cook.
• Philippines
2 May 08
oh! i started to cook with gas range and have not cooked using kerosene wick or wood. hehe i don't like working at dirty kitchens. ahahaha
@madlees (1381)
• India
3 May 08
Hello that was 44 years ago, at that time there was no gas or range for that matter. The kitchens used to be dirty but you have to eat!!!! right? Now we can all say that we do not like to cook in the dirty kitchens but in those days only dirty kitchens were available
• Philippines
3 May 08
oh! yeah! we all need to eat, good thing today we had the luxury of cooking! uhm what i don't like cooking a dirty kitchen is the use of wood. hehe so hard!
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
2 May 08
My first memories of being in the kitchen was when I was 9 or 10 years old. I was given simple chores like frying eggs or making rice. When I was a teen, I abandoned the kitchen leaving the work to either my Mom or people who live with us who cook. When I got married, I realized that my cooking skills are dismally rusty. I decided to brush up and started studying nutrition, spent hours watching the cooking channel, and learned from friends who are good cooks. In a matter of months, I became confident of my skills again. I guess when it comes to working in the kitchen, it is never too late to learn.
• Philippines
2 May 08
that's great! well as for me i have to admit.. i can't cook rice. hehe or i'm just not into cooking rice. unless it's fried rice i am cooking. :)
• United States
2 May 08
I think I kinda picked it up as I grew up. I don't remember the first thing I ever cooked on my own because I was so young. My mom was home a lot when I was very young and was always cooking. I was always supervised until I was about 8 or 9. I remember frying bologna, too, or grilled cheese. It was never anything complicated until I got older.
• Philippines
2 May 08
i don't remember either, but among the firsts that i cooked were instant noodles and coldcuts. hehe
2 May 08
i learned to cook when i left home at 17
• Philippines
2 May 08
well good for you,atleast you cook :) some just doesn't know how to manage the kitchen. hehe
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
2 May 08
I started cooking when i was like 14, its the time when my mom isn't always around. She was busy working and travelling so I have to cook for my 2 older brothers and little sister. I really started to learn cooking when i was in college when I had a boyfriend hehehe. I was inspired to cook different cuisine for him.
@mkchaves (533)
• Canada
2 May 08
i dont know pao what exact age i started to "cook" hehehe... i cook whenever i feel like it.. or when i need to "cook" hahaha... maayo na tali ka mag cook.. patilawa kos niluto-an nimo jah beh
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
2 May 08
During ages 6 and 7. I started out with minor things, but was able to cook full course breakfast easily.
@itsmepinky (1302)
• India
2 May 08
The first thing i ever made was tea. I was a very good observer . I used to observe my mom while cooking and i picked up from that. I started making simple things like boiling rice , boiling milk , making chappati's at the age of 14. After that we had lots of cooking practicals in college so i picked up pretty fast after that. ~Pinks~
@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
2 May 08
if it's instant noodles, i started cooking that at the tender age of 6 years old. it was when instant noodles was kinda new in my country. we basically ate instant noodles every other day. after so many years, i actually can say i can cook instant noodles pretty well. it's an art to make the noodles al dente while ensuring that the taste goes into the noodles. as for dishes, think my first dish is fried eggs when i'm a teenager.