January 18, 2009 9:34pm CST
Ok I know what I can do well. And I cook well. I make food tasty when it's not so tasty. I enjoy cooking and making things look good so I can get hubby and kids eating those healthy foods that they wouldn't otherwise eat. I don't cover taste, I enhance it. I mix color, texture, make it taste and look good. I have always been a good cook. EVer since I can remember. So what is happening to me lately. Everything I've been cooking lately seems like a disaster. Edible yes.. but certainly not up to par. I don't know what is going on. I sure have cooked something that didn't come out that good before... but not as in every meal. Did anyone here had a long stretch of culinary disasters? Any idea? I couldn't have forgotten all I know just like that. And in fact I didn't. I know what to do, it's just not working. Help !!!! :)
19 Jan 09
I myself am not a good oook. So I may not be ble to offer any help. But I suggest you should try to find out when and where you had gone wrong while cooking a particular dish. I do have culinary diaster now and then. I burn the lentil some days back because forgot that I was frying it.
21 Jan 09
Erm... looks like you are experiencing a cooking burnout. Why not plan your meals for the following week such that minimal cooking is required. Or plan meals that are easy to prepare. Like soups that require only boiling or quick fixed meals like fish fingers. Or heck, even sandwiches or order in will do as well. That will give you a small break from the cooking routine to let your cooking senses take a break. It happens to me from time to time. But most of the time, my culinary disasters stemmed from not cooking for a long time rather than a burnout. Rest well, my cooking friend. Best if you can stay away from the kitchen for a short while just to recover that excitement, that fire that makes you the fine cook you are.
• United States
20 Jan 09
I have noticed this a lot too as of late and I was a professional Chef. How shameful. I noticed the air pressure here is having some issues. Could it be that you are not having a "culinary disaster" but a Global Warming issue? Ainge
• United States
19 Jan 09
Well, I'm glad at least you know what you're making isn't up to par. Some of us don't cook well enough to be able to tell the difference when our cooking has changed, and not for the better. I can't really compare my cooking to anything. It's not that I cook horrible things it's just that my expertise is limited. And I guess so is my budget. It's just me, so...