I have to say it...

@Downwindz (2231)
Netherlands
August 27, 2009 8:25am CST
Mums food is the best, especially after my grandmother died, but luckily my mum reached to learn a few of her tricks when it comes to cooking traditional danish meals. Se now the best thing i know after i moved out form home is to come home see my parents and get some of my mums great foods, its just delicious. Ofcause im also happy to see the both of them, obviously, but my mum are even so kind to ask what i would like for dinner. Do you have the same relationship to your mums food? Is it the best, or maybe in your family it is your dad that cooks? Did your mum learn your grandma's cooking tricks for the traditional dishes of your region?
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@webearn99 (1744)
• India
27 Aug 09
Nostalgia, that is all I have. I am pretty sure my mom's cooking was the best too. In fact the whole family compares everyone else's cooking with hers. Yes she learnt cooking from my grandma and in fact improved upon it and also won approval of my grandma. Unfortunately my brother and I were in our late teens when she passed away and the knowledge was not passed on to her daughters-in-law.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
27 Aug 09
Im so sorry to hear you lost your mom in an early age. By any chance is your Grandma still alive, then maybe you can reach to learn some of her great skills, even though they apparently arent as excellent as your passed away mom's. What kind of cuisine do you cook? What is traditional in your area?
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
27 Aug 09
No such luck!
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
27 Aug 09
It's South Indian vegetarian Cuisine which is very spicy. The combination of spices is so complicated even a slight variation changes the taste from excellent to very bad. Fortunately My wife and Sister-in-law are very good cooks and have brought their family dishes.
@cjfoust (614)
• United States
7 Sep 09
I completely agree! My mother always has the best food. My grandmother is a great cook too. My mother learned some of what she cooks from her mom, but not everything. There is definately a different in the taste. And no matter how hard I try, what I cook could never match how it tastes when my mom does it, even if I follow the recipe exactly!
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
7 Sep 09
Ahh i have this feeling that even though you follow the reciepe 100% there will always bee a tiny difference. I guess it comes by time, practice and not to forget the feeling by cooking. Im constantly improving my cooking skills, but some things i have learnt from my mum i cannot cook because most of the ingredients i cannot purchase where im living now :(
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
Ya, my mom learn how to cook from my grandma.. my grandma cooks great chinise cuisine.. and my mom also follow her recipe. I guess its in the family that matters coz its where your heart is...
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
27 Aug 09
Certainly, and i think also better cookingskills come with age and experience, so one day your kids will say the same about your mom, that she is a great cook. Practice makes perfect, ive improved my cooking skills alot after i mooved out, though i dont cook traditional danish, im always open to try out new recipies. Do you often try out new kinds of food and cuisines?