We should learn to cook when we have spare time

United States
December 6, 2010 5:46pm CST
As you know, our moms would live with us her whole life, nor she would follow us and cook for us as long as she lives. At some point of our lives, we gotta learn to take care of ourselves. I might just realized that, but it is not too late. Somehow, I felt that I never know how to cook, what if my mom wasn't there to take care of me, would I be starving to death? So, I determine to pick up one or two cook books, learn from the basic, and suck up with many failures. Maybe one day, I might be an excellent house cook.
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10 responses
• United States
7 Dec 10
That is what i said I was going to do. But,I find I learn a lot to cook on this site alone. I have a crock pot and would love a crock pot cook book.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Dec 10
If we wait for spare time, we may never find the time to learn to cook. Cooking is not something you should learn to do on a whim. If cooking is interesting to you, you must make the time for it.
• United States
8 Dec 10
Doesn't hurt to spend time with your Mother and ask her how to make your most basic meals that you enjoy and do it w/ her supervision. It takes practice so there will be failures even after you know how to cook. My kids have an interest in learning to cook so I give them opportunities to help when I can and they enjoy it so much as well as telling people what they helped make.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
7 Dec 10
That's good you are attempting. Just keep learning from your errors and you will start learning what to do and not to do. Cooking is good for the mind, body, and soul. I hear it stimulates the brain and helps with creativity too. Good luck.
@LoriAn (120)
• United States
7 Dec 10
you know all that you said is true,I learned from my significant other on how to cook and he taught me well. I bought a bunch of cook books back then but now you can find you some delicious recipes on the internet.Take a look at allrecipes and see what you can find on this site it is very interesting.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
7 Dec 10
Hi kingparker, it is indeed very useful to knoiw cooking and be able to take care of ones needs. My son is living in the US by himself and has now learnt to cook well, with a little help from me - I write out some easy recipes for him ! I feel that every individual should know how to cook at least a few basic dishes , if not become an expert ! And with practice one can really become a proficient cook - all the best and happy mylotting
@Valene82 (89)
• United States
7 Dec 10
I think learning how to cook is one of the most important skills you can have in life. Cooking completely changes your relationship to food. Where does your food come from? How did it go from something basic and raw to a lovely dish on my plate? You will realize these things are part of living when you start to cook. Instead of thinking all food comes from a box and a microwave, you will learn to enjoy the many sensory pleasures of looking for good ingredients, learning the best smell, appearance and textures of fruits and vegetables and how to recognize bad food. There's nothing male or female about cooking, it is simply a necessary life skill for anyone. How helpless does it make you look if you can't cook? Even if you are not interested in the creative aspect of cooking, just knowing how to do a few simple things like boil rice, chop and sautee a few things like onions and garlic, veggies and meat, how to cook chicken and how to make spaghetti are great things to know. Learning how to make stir fry is a great thing to learn because it is so easy and is a great way to get a lot of fresh food into your diet and there are so many variations of it--you just start with rice and then add whatever meat or vegetables you want. Mix and match! Learning how to cook is part of growing up and taking care of yourself.
• India
7 Dec 10
I used to cook with my Mom in school days because she was the only one in the kitchen and needed help. I am good enough to cook normal food that we eat. Also, I try to cook new things if time permits, My wife is a good cook and I join her sometimes to show my cooking skills
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
7 Dec 10
I agree! When I was a little girl, my mother had to work to earn for a living. My father left us when I was about 5 years of age and my mom had to take charge of the big responsibility of my father. She often leave to buy goods from a bit far area from our place, and from then on, I learned to survive for myself not to be hungry. I learned how to cook, just for following my moms simple instruction. Well at first, it was really a trial and error, but after spending sometime watching her when shes at home cooking, I then, learned for myself how to cook little by little. And now, Im proud to say that I could cook anything because of the early training I had with my mother. Thanks to her. Its really an advantage if one person knew how to cook, you don't have to spend a lot buying food outside and you could be sure of the quality, cleanliness and nutritional contents of the food you will prepare for you and your love ones. have a nice day ahead!
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
6 Dec 10
I enjoy cooking and baking and love to do so in my spare time. What worries me most though is that I don't have anyone to cook for. I mean who in the world is going to eat all that delicious food? Men and women should both know how to cook so they can make meals for themselves. It gets expensive going to fast food restaurants.