How did you learn to cook?

United States
December 22, 2009 5:14pm CST
Hi everyone, I'm not a very good "cook," I haven't really made a lot of stuff from scratch. But for the things I do make, I'm self-taught. How about you?
5 responses
@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
23 Dec 09
I used to help my mom in the kitchen in all small and odd jobs other than proper cooking, slowly I started developing an interest and used to keep asking my mom how to prepare each and every dish and during my school vacations I used to try out things learned from my mom and also started trying new dishes myself. This is how I learned to cook.
@kelly10 (678)
22 Dec 09
I'm still learing to cook. I left home not knowing how to cook a single thing unless it meant putting a ready meal in the microwave or a chop under the grill. Now I can get by in the kitchen and it is totally self-taught. Most of this has just been through trial and error and experiments. Now and again I will pick up a cook book but I prefer to just go from scratch and basically experiment. My favourite dish to make, and people tell me it is a very hard dish to make, is Toad in the Hole. When I first made it I was so happy with myself I made it for me and boyfriend every single week for a month!
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I grew up watching a lot of shows on the Food Network. I learned a lot of techniques from that, but I learned how to cook mostly from my mom. Watching cooking shows got me interested in cooking, and I started asking my mom and watching her cook things for dinner.
@anniege (203)
• China
22 Dec 09
Hi. Before i learn how to cook, i firstly learn how to enjoy the food by my husband^_^. I will keep in mind the ways of my husband cooking.Also i will find some information on the website and suggestions from some friends. Have nice one.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
My parents taught me when I was a kid. I use to help mom prepare foods for the table. From the simple omelet down to the hard ones. My dad taught me how to marinade a beef ribs for the weekend cook-out. The time I go to college and to the world of my own, I have learned how to cooked. Right now, I'm sharing my ideas to my kids, hoping that someday they will learn it too. And not dependent on the fast foods and restaurants which is more popular in this time.