Do you prefer homemade food or outside food?

@icesmile (7172)
Romania
October 17, 2009 1:36pm CST
I prefer homemade food than the ones outside the confines of the house. For one, you can assure that the food made in your own house is indeed safe and is really within your taste and preferences. I miss my mother's homemade meatloaf and fried chicken, in addition to her egg salads. I like cooking too, even i am not a great eater, but sometimes i like go out to eat, just because i don t have time to go home to eat, when i work a lot; What about you...do you like more homemade food or outside food?
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@jenlex79 (257)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I prefer to cook my own meals over going out. Like you said, you can control the flavor and seasonings. I admit that I do go out to eat once in a while if I'm to tired to cook or if I don't have time to cook. I love cooking though. I can make just about anything.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
17 Oct 09
i like cooking too, sometimes is so relaxing...
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
17 Oct 09
Whenever is possible home made food outclass food from public places. Yet there are moments when objectively is not possible to have a home made - mostly because of lack of time .. There for, outside food is an (temporary) option, home made should be the rule ..
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
17 Oct 09
You don't want to know ..
@marababe (2514)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
For me, nothing beats homemade food but of course takeouts have their moments too. I grew up eating our house help's cooking cos my Mom doesn't really cook "real" food and luckily, our cook makes delicious meals. When I was in college however, I spend most parts of the day in school and in a hurry so takeouts/dine outs are very much convenient.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
I really prefer homemade food more than anything. I have been eating it all my life and I never get tired eating them. :D I also don't need to make sure if they are clean of not because I am sure tey are. Though I love eating outside every once in a while, I don't think I can actually stand eating there forever. Homemade food is really my primary choice; delicious, safe and free!!! :D
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• Pitcairn
18 Oct 09
I like homemade foods too than foods prepared outside or others you don't know.. coz you really are not sure of how those foods were prepared. I am very particular with food handling and preparations. I am very choosy with the restaurants I dine in - the establishment's cleanliness, how the staffs behave, and even the way they treat their customers.. You know I don't want to develop food-borne diseases that's why.. And agree, you know how your food should taste like, so its better for you to prepare it for yourself.
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• United States
17 Oct 09
Hi, Icesmile! Home-made beats all others, almost all the time. A few things at restaurants are new, but they're added to the home-made repertoire before long!
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@jugsjugs (13037)
17 Oct 09
I prefer home made food as you know who has made it as well as how clean the kitchen is as well as how long the food has been heated and stored.I can not afford to eat out no more than i can afford to keep getting take aways as i have other things like bills to spend my money on.
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@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I envy you. I am not a great cook but I am definitely a great eater. Most of the time I prefer homemade food because I am obsessive about hygiene. I want to ensure that that food that I eat will not kill me. However, there are things that I prefer to eat in a restaurant such as greasy hamburger and fries (don't you ever have that craving?) and my current favorite roti dipped in shrimp curry. Sometimes, I just surrender to the professionals.
@robert19ph (4587)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
hello icesmile, we prefer homemade food than outside food. infact my wife is bringing the lunch of our kids in school before they eat. this way, they can eat warm and healthy food. found it much better and safer than buying outside for we are washing the vegetables, fish and meat properly. besides we don't use oil that much. just a little amount of it if it is necessary. food prepared outside are so oily and fat. don't know either what kind of oil they are using. besides of that it is more economical. we can save more money and eat the way we wanted.
@Mayuko (1274)
• United States
13 Sep 12
It depends on what you mean by "outside". There are restaurants, other people's homemade food, and ready made food at grocery stores. The ready made food is the only one I'd pick over homemade food. I can't stand cooking, so I'd rather eat food that is already prepared. I don't really like restaurant or other people's food. Both of them have preparation concerns for me, especially restaurants. It's happened to me numerous times where I've eaten food from a restaurant only for me to get an upset stomach. I've never had this happen with ready made or homemade food. The other thing about restaurants is that I find when I compare it to ready made food, the ready made one tastes much better. Also, it costs less & usually has lower calories. I don't see any point in eating at a restaurant where I have to pay more for less quality all with the possibility of suffering from digestive issues later. As someone who doesn't like to cook, ready made food is a great thing!
6 Feb 12
i prefer home made food, cause you know if it's cooked clean or not.
@suman2135 (544)
• India
5 Feb 12
I prefer homemade foods all the time.I don't think outside foods are hygienic enough and am always scared that they would make me sick if I eat them.We don't even know how outside food is cooked and this raises my concern even more.The only thing I eat outside are chocolates to which am addicted to and some soft drinks,that's it.
• Philippines
28 Jan 12
Hi icesmile! I prefer homemade food. It is more delicious. It is more nutritious. And of course, it is definitely safer to eat homemade food. Mom and Dad are good cooks so I would rather eat at home than in any other place. I would only eat outside food if there is no other choice.
@fhem10 (13)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
I prefer to eat more on homemade because in outside food we are not sure that are eating has a good quality although it is delicious, and you can't eat the way you want, for example is when you want to use your hand in eating.. I prefer to eat more on homemade because I can eat the way I want, I can eat more,
• United States
4 Dec 09
Exactly you said, I prefer homemade to outside (though it is nice every once in a while to have some outside food) because with homemade food, you know exactly what you put into the dish whereas the food that you order from fast food and such, you never saw how they prepared the food so you don't know what went on during the process. I'm not very big on cooking because I don't really know how to cook anything aside from basic simple things such as frying eggs, but I definitely prefer food made at home than food that I eat from other places. Sometimes, I admit, that it's nice to eat outside too because I know I can't always have what they offer out in other places, at home because we don't know how to make it, so eating out is nice and convenient too.
• Philippines
20 Nov 09
homemade food is very much safer and better
@gaiza12 (4893)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
I prefer homemade food. It's much safer because you know how it's being prepared. Although there are really time when im at work and i don't have any choice but to eat from restaurants or other food chains. I'm so eager to work when my mom cooks for me and so i can bring some at work.. ;)
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
I do prefer homemade food. It healthier and of course I know how it is being prepared. Though there are times that I go out to treat the family on a restaurant, but not all the time. Most of the time, we cook at home.
@Canellita (12061)
• United States
31 Oct 09
With food you make at home you have more control over the ingredients. If someone is a good cook and you eat at their home you can be happy with the meal. Getting food in a restaurant is about an experience and not having to cook or clean up afterward. Some restaurant food far surpasses what the average home cook can compare and some is mediocre.
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
I would prefer outdide food. Why? Because for me its more safe and i know where the food comes from. The trend now a days is to be health concouis. With regards to the foods that are eat outside im not saying that its not good to eat foods outside but i prefer fooods that are home made because now a days we dont know what kind of illness arides.