February 4, 2010 11:27pm CST
Would you rather be alone in the kitchen than get your guests to help you around? As for me I need peace when I am doing something specially if I am trying out a new dish. Well meaning guests will pop in and offer help and then start a barrage of questions. 'where is the spoon', 'where is the sugar', 'do I keep it here' 'Is this ok' 'I think you have put too much salt' bla bla bla.and in the process there will be an absolutely new recipe churned out, slightly over cooked, or whatever!! What say? Would you like to share your experience?
5 Feb 10
To be really honest, I hate having guests! But all for the spirit of hospitality and good karma, the least we can do is really welcome them with all our hearts. But I would rather have them waiting at the living room than see them hovering in the kitchen not knowing what to do, where to look for the spatula, or the mortar and pestle, and stuffs.
16 Jun 10
I prefer to be alone doing the cooking but I don't mind peple nearby within talking dictance. Just as long as they don't want or try to help. If I am having guests over for a meal then I prefer to prepare as much of it as I can before they arrive. If they are staying for a few days then it is inevitable that they will be there when I am cooking - unless I can get them to go and run an errand for me and maybe do some of the shopping. Then I can get on and do the cooking while they are out.
5 Feb 10
The same think here allknowing, I do not like anyone in the kitchen with me. I cannot answer their questions and then concentrate on the dish. Further, instead of our doing work, we will be helping them by taking out what they want, giving instructions and also answering to their questions and listening to their unwanted advises.