How come our Mother's food always tasted so good?

@Citychic (4078)
United States
September 23, 2009 10:24pm CST
Hello friend, I'm really kind of pissed right now, the reason why is because Something just came to me like a scent and it took me back to my mom's cooking for only a second. Then I started thinking, how come my food never taste like my mother's? I even asked her about it once and she told me, it's not supposed to. As everyone have their own touch. I hope that my children will think that my food was the best they ever tasted the same way that I think about my mothers. But I seriously doubt if they will believe that. As I try to keep things as healthy as possible. Not to say that my mom wasn't doing that but back in those days. She could cook up cakes and pies and we never did even worry about calories and not very many of us were overweight. Well what are you thoughts on this subject mylotters, did your moms cook good food too? Tell me about it,,,,,,,,,,,,,Happy mylot.
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29 responses
• United States
24 Sep 09
CC- Months ago I did several threads on this very subject! It's comfort foods, that's why we recall the taste of our mother's home cooking, and why it brings happy feelings to us when we cook this way. Did you ever see the movie Soul Food? Well, that's how I was raised! And even my children are being raised this way. We have one large family meal together every week because our week days can become so busy with my husband's work and my schooling, and his schooling. And there are foods that are requested because they make us all feel better about all things. For me growing up it was my grandma who did most of this type of cooking and I recall fondly things such as steak rolls, olive salad, and well her famous rasberry torte!!! YUMMY! My mother's favorite and best recipe was her spaghetti. Oh my heavens did she know how to make it just right! And when I was in highschool her and I used to make homemade taco salads in large tupperware dishes!!! Namaste-Anora
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Sep 09
Comfort food - I was thinking that phrase too!
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• Philippines
24 Sep 09
My comfort food is not exactly healthy, its more on chocolate cakes, ice cream and chocolate bars hehe
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hehe. One of my comfort foods is making apple slices. My other one is kolaches that I make every year for the Yule. Yummy.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
24 Sep 09
My mother is a fantastic cook and I’m not for one! I have tried so hard to emulate her dishes, carefully following her recipes and even having her on the phone as I cook! Nope...Nothing I have ever made has even come close to my Mum’s and it’s not just me who thinks so...She clearly has a gift in the kitchen or maybe she is holding back on me! (LOL) She can make a toasted sandwich and it will taste so much better than anyone else’s. I guess it is a childhood comfort thing, there is no place like home and Mum’s cooking is just like coming home. Shame my daughter will never say that about my cooking!
• Philippines
24 Sep 09
I envy you guys, when I was growing up, my mother was always at our store working. We have a helper at home and she is the one who cooks the food. I think the difference is mostly because mother's cook the food with love. That is why it is always the best, because no one else can add a mother's love into the food. It's sad that I never got to experience that. Now I am already a mom, I don't get to cook either. I have to work to provide for my family. Good thing my boys have their grandma to cook for them.
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@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
hi city, my mother is a good cook, and i am very proud because she is my mother.. she prepares and cooks for us always and we all love it specially during weekends.. she also taught me how to cook but sometimes i don't pay attention to her that's why i can't cook so well like her.. maybe in the future i can be like her, more practice and more sacrifice i think.. hugs and kisses, janebeth.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
25 Sep 09
LOL--Heck no! My mother and grandmother had to be the worse cooks going...if they could burn water they would have. THE cook of the family was my great-grandmother and thankfully I inherited her skills...it was after I graduated college I started getting involved with cooking, especially French style, then later Italian, Oriental and Mexican--and due to my own cooking..gained weight which was something I hadn't when my mother cooked.
@dozhou (326)
• United States
24 Sep 09
A mother's recipe sometimes only fits her kids. I realize that when I got married. My wife does not like my mother's food, instead she like her mom's, then I know that everyone's good memory of food in his or her childhood is combined with his or her happy life during that time. It is not the delicious food, it is just the memory of childhood.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
24 Sep 09
When I was growing up I loved my mother cooking. The smell coming from the kitchen would make our mouth water and we would go in and see if it was ready. We could not wait to eat the food she was fixing for us. I learn to cook something from my mother and others from when I took a cooking class in junior high school.
@mikeowl (200)
• Malaysia
24 Sep 09
My mom is quite a good cook. She always dare to try new recipes and buy some cook books to create some nice dishes for us. I love my mom very much as she is one of the best mom in the world. Other than caring for us, she always cook quite some dishes for us almost every day. She only rest mostly on sunday and we will go out and eat outside for our dinner. But most of the time, my mom will cook for our dinner. Besides that my sis always prefer my mom to have soup to go with the dishes all the time. If my mom did not prepare any soup, my sis will grumble all the time. But I prefer the dishes to come with some meats. Cause I wouldn't be enough without some meat to go with the rice.
@Msabu09 (113)
• United States
24 Sep 09
First - I'll have to say that there are certain things I make that maybe taste better than some of my mom's food. But then, I also have to say that by the same token, there are things my mom made/makes that just never taste the same when I make them. There IS something about our mom's cooking, tho - it's the "taste of home" - and that's something we can't always simulate in our own kitchens. I like what your mom said "everyone has their own touch." It's true - and why not? Isn't it often, though, that food tastes better, different, when you didn't cook it yourself? Having a meal that's been prepared for you, with the loving intention of someone else - it tastes more delicious, more fulfilling. Comfort food - YES! Every mom knows how to prepare comfort food - even if she bought it at the store, she can infuse it with her care and tenderness. So.....love your mom and enjoy every morsel of the savory and comforting food she maybe still makes you. : )
@argytrans (226)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Yes, my mom's cooking is always tasted so good. I have tried to make a dish like her made but still it was never the same like my mother did. I wonder what is wrong from my hand haha..
@dolmitta (221)
• India
24 Sep 09
No food can be compared with the taste of my mother's food. I used to argue with my mommy and was having lunch in my office canteen for a month, slowly i started missing my mothers food and felt that, "no food can be compared with my mom's food." I feel that it is healthy, tasty, yummy, and is filled with her LOVE :)
@riyasbass (121)
• India
24 Sep 09
It is 100% true that the food cooked by mom is the most lovely and tastiest..Because moms don't want their childrens to suffer they rather want to make them fit and happy...While discussing it i feel the taste of her food ..............................Leave me let me go and eat something................
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
24 Sep 09
My mother had a handful of dishes that she made often and very well. I cook a lot more variety and am more experimental than my mother was but my mom makes the best tuna noodle casserole. Mine is very close to hers but for some reason when she makes it is soooo good. She still makes it for me every now and then. She also makes really good meat loaf. I love her meat loaf. I have never managed to make a meat loaf as good as she can.
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
24 Sep 09
Nice topic! Well, it goes like this, every time I have friends over at my mums place, they always say that she cooks the best curry (as always), but when it's my turn to be in their place, their mum's curry tasted good too! Hmm.. maybe we got used to the taste of our own mum's cooking that tasting other mum's cooking is delicious too! Well, that's my logic anyway.
@malamar (784)
• Canada
24 Sep 09
Hi Citychic! I am a self-proclaimed lousy cook, as was my mom and grandmom before me - lol. I do however, still remember those family meals with affection, ah, such memories. I don't think it was the food though, but rather the closeness of the family as we gathered around the table each night. The teasing, the bantering, the loving insults we traded.... When I was growing up, mealtime was family time. Now, we are so busy and pulled in so many different directions, we don't get together as much as we would like to. For me personally, I mess the bonding much more than I miss the food. Have a good one, M.
@naaz1021 (51)
• India
24 Sep 09
hey..what can i say about my mom's food...its just so tasty and delicious..finger licking good!!!...well every person will like her or his mom made food...its like a magic in her hands...when i go to my relatives house i dont like to eat there when they serve food and if i have to eat..i eat very little because the taste wont be like my momz..thats why i think my mom is the best cook in the whole world...and i think in future later my children will also think in the same way lolz...
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
24 Sep 09
Yes, my mom did used to cook very good foods. Boy, I sure miss her. I can't really duplicate her cooking at all. Its almost close but just doesn't taste the same or close to it. I guess people vary their recipes or their tastes change.
@amijor (234)
• Philippines
24 Sep 09
Our mom's food does not always taste so good all the time. There are times that she seasons our food much more than what our tongue could take. I guess that the better question for this is "Why isn't there any food like my mom's?" It's because of familiarity. The first taste of food that we acquire comes from home that is usually cooked by MOM. Our brain then learns that any scent or taste as close as your mom's food is indeed your mom's. It's like the operant conditioning. =)
• China
24 Sep 09
we becom so used to eat the food from mothers'. when we are little young ,the food just like a habit ,we used to it .when we grow up ,we leave our family ,there are few chance we can taste such kind of food ,the feeling is so familiar ,close ,warm .tasty,delicious,etc.All these years ,we begin to seek that feeling ,when we found it or something familiar,we become excited.Food is part of your youth memories. We seek and pursuit something up there ,while we used to be young ,at that time ,we are so innocent ,no worries,happy ,pure ... They do tasted good ,sometimes you feel so ,sometimes they are good. In the end ,it's up to you .
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
24 Sep 09
Oh yes I noticed it also, well maybe because mothers are loving and their love is always unconditional that's why their foods are full of love, I think there's no magical ingredients in it but the fact that they are cooking it for love and compassion to their family that make foods magical and taste excellent.
• United States
24 Sep 09
i cannot agree with u more!! my mom makes the best food and i can never make food as good as she does even something simple like a pb & j sandwich! somehow she makes it better than me! lol i always tell her to make me stuff and she says why cant u make it ur self and i always tell her its not the same and she just laughs at me! lol