Cooking - fashion or not

@lajonez (478)
Poland
May 26, 2011 7:29pm CST
I love to cook, but all the people around me they prefer to go to restaurat... happy for me at least my family love to eat food I'm prepering... Each day we're trying to eat at least one meal together, if it's possible more often. Do you like to cook? How did you learn? What about new generation, you think they'll be cooking? Is homemade dinner still important in your family?
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• United States
31 May 11
hi lajonez, i like cooking topic coz it is related as my save-money life as an international student. actually i do not like cooking because it takes time and energy to prepare foods. i just do not enjoy it. when i have more money, i choose to go out eating at restaurants. but most of time i have to cook to save money. I first started learn to cook last year, when i first came to US. but i really appreciate people (family, roommates) who cook for me. i always praise their foods ( even though there are some bad tastes, but it's still okay), finish them, and say thank you to them as my ways to appreciate whatever they have cooked for me. i think the new generations will still be cooking, since cooking is still the best way to get the healthiest customized foods. moreover, nowadays people are more aware of some diseases resulted from inappropriate consumption of foods such as diabetes and cancer. back in my home country Indonesia, homemade dinner is still important. my family rarely gather only for dinner as my dad and mom come home in different time, but most of time we eat homemade dinner.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
31 May 11
you have very good friends as I see :) and amazing that if even you dont like food they made you're saying it was good!
• United States
31 May 11
i have some girl friends that usually cook for me. and i like most of their foods. for the bad tastes, i tell them to add some salt, sugar, water, spices, etc to make it taste better. but indeed, i will never say to them that their food is bad. because i need to appreciate their sacrifice of energy and time to cook for me. so my point is: i give them critics in nice and respectful way:)
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
31 May 11
very nice :) I like your way of thinking!
• Indonesia
27 May 11
Hi friend I love cook. but just indonesian food. About new generation, I Thing many of then cannot cook. because they are so busy with theis study. homemade dinner still important in my family. because I Love food that my mother made.
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
why just indonesian food? you dont like other kitchens?
• Indonesia
27 May 11
I just cook indonesian food because just it I can.
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
you never tried to find some recepies in internet and just try to make them? it's a lot of fun you should try it! :)
• Philippines
31 May 11
I do like to cook of course. My grandmother is my biggest influence in cooking so I learned a lot from her cooking ideas. Homemade dinner is very important in the family because it is the time where family bonding happens after a long day of work.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
31 May 11
Alos I learned a lot from my grandmother, and now when she is gone, cooking or baking from her recepies makes me remember everything what she was teaching me not only about kitchen but also about life.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
28 May 11
Hi. lajonez. I love cooking rather than going out to eat. At home, I have more privacy and I can cook my food the way that I would like to. I learned how to cook by watching my grandmother and my aunt cook. I do believe that when my children get older, they will know how to cook. I cook dinner at least twice a week at home. Most of the foods that I cook twice a week, lasts us long enough, before it is time for me or my husband to cook again.
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
28 May 11
Hi :) I loved to watch my grandmother cooking, she used to love it and put all her heaart to eat, now when she's not here anymore I sill love to cook from her recepies, and always think of her and all what she teached me!
@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
27 May 11
Yes, I like cooking. It is one of my interests. Although it is convenient to have a meal in the restaurants. But actually eating at home is healthier. Besides, it is lots of fun. And it can save money, too. I love China
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
I love chinese food :D mostly when we're going outside to eat we're choosing chinese restaurants ;)
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@zazen6 (170)
• Philippines
27 May 11
Hi Lajonez, I like cooking too. But I usually cook during weekends only because I do not have time to do it on weekdays due to work. I like eating out too and I would try cooking at home the food I ate at the restaurant. Sometimes it tasted better, sometimes worse. I learned cooking by just trying out the recipes and by watching cooking shows. I have this dream of enrolling at a chef school but my schedule just does not allow it. I think the new generation will still be cooking. My 5 year old kid is actually interested in cooking after watching that tv series where kids below 12 years old compete to be the winning chef. He tried cooking pancakes from the box. Homemade cooking is definitely important in my family. Fortunately for my family, even though I do not cook on weekdays, we have house help to prepare the food for us. Happy cooking!
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
I have in my plans to go to cooking school. I have some recepies from my grandmothers and I would appreciate if my children (when I'll have them) they'll want to lear how to cook, to pass the recepies for another generation. I'm homemaker so I can enjoy my time in kitchen :)
• Indonesia
27 May 11
Hi friend I Have another view about kids. in my place, kids don't like cook . they just want to eat the food. and play with their friends.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
Yeah that kinda sad, I really hope my children would love to spend time with me in kitchen prepering funny food and baking lots of cookies :)
@allknowing (55071)
• India
27 May 11
Whoever is able to cook at home they are truly blessed. That cooking aroma around the house gives it a homely atmosphere. Apart from the atmosphere home cooked food is clean and palatable. One gets tired of hotel food but what is cooked at home even if it is the same dish cooked every single somehow one can tolerate it.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
in some way it's truth, but after some time you can get bored of one dish :P but yes if someone can cook, knows how and has time, that persons should do it, but now not too many people wants to learn how to cook, they prefer to go to eat in fast food restaurants and then they're having lots of problems with health :/
@allknowing (55071)
• India
27 May 11
What I meant was if you bring the same dish from a restaurant you will tired but not if it is cooked at home. Normally no one cooks the same dish every day!
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
yes I know, but still I would prefer to eat the same meal all the days made in home than made in restaurant :D Happily for me I'm cooking very good :)
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
27 May 11
No we mostly eat at home - it is cheaper than going to a restaurant. I like to cook if I have all of my family around but my son and I have an agreement that whoever reaches home first cooks. we are easy and if both if us have had a hard day then we may just something easy like an omelette
• Indonesia
27 May 11
how old is your son? surprice he want to cook with her mom. usually son don't like cook with her mom. he is usually shy if her friends know that.
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
Yes, it is cheaper and you know exactly what you're eating. That's really great that your son is also cooking and he's not trying to avoid this.
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
27 May 11
My son is a married man with three children. Where I live the boys are all taught to cook too. It is the norm.
• United States
27 May 11
Hi there, I have learned how to cook since I was 10 years old. In my culture it is routine and customary to have the girls in the kitchen at a young age. Many like myself also teach our boys to also learn to cook as well. Dinner is very important in my home, it is the best time to unwind and bond with one another. In fact while my kids were still at home there was no eating outside of the dinner table and all together.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
I love that tradicions, for me cooking is very important with each meal I'm putting all my heart just to make sure my family will have healthy and tasty food. Yes, nothing is making family closer than dinner time with all the loved ones.
• United States
27 May 11
Oh yes and how I do enjoy listening to the daily happenings while we enjoy a great meal. Thank you for my BR!
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
For me time when we're eating meal with all family is the most precious :)
@arshan18 (51)
• Philippines
27 May 11
i do love to cook. i love experimenting new meals. and you know, it is better to eat your own cooked food than eating at a restaurant. right now, kids are so focus into other things rather than cooking and it's quite amazing that i have found a cooking show wherein the contestants are all kids which age ranges from 10-15. homemade dinner is still a very important time into a family because this is when they can bond very well.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
I never saw that show, but I would really enjoy watching it! I need to try it.
• Philippines
28 May 11
are you from what country? it's a nice show because it showcase the potential of young individuals in the field of cooking.
@SIMPLYD (74777)
• Philippines
27 May 11
Nothing beats a homemade food. It is cooked with our desire to please everybody in the house, so it's cooked with love. However, we order at restaurants in order to free us from the tiredness cooking has. After a long day work at the office, i would sometimes choose buying cooked foods than be preparing them still. I just want to eat already and be able to rest after that. But given enough time and the stamina, i will still prefer to cook food than go to the restaurant, because they are healthier, palatable and done with love. We also get to save a lot of money when we cook at home, because we could cook a lot , so something could still be stored at our refrigerators and be reheated when the urge to eat it again , surfaces anytime.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
In our home sometimes we have "half made food" like some ravioli and then we're buying preperd sauce, then we have very fast meal and our favourite also, we love italian food, or sometimes I'm making food one day before if I know I'll have not time next day :)
@SIMPLYD (74777)
• Philippines
28 May 11
Well, that's nice. We sometimes have to think ahead when it comes to cooking. At least, on the next day, you already have a ready food, which you could just reheat.
@marguicha (80147)
• Chile
27 May 11
I live alone and not only make my own food from scratch but invite people for diner fairly often. When my husband was alive, we usually ate at home, except if we had an anniversary or a special outing with the kids that included lunch out (like going to the zoo). I learned with a mixture of rcipes and the old method of trial and error. Now I think that the only difficult thing about cooking is to have to wash the pots and pans.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
that's amazing you're inviting people for meals, we also do this with our friends, we prefer to meet with them at home ans I'm always prepering food :) Our friends are not cooking and very often they're going to eat outside, so they love to come to us and eat some homemade meals, last time they said my pizza was much better than pizza hut :D I was so happy they loved it!
@marguicha (80147)
• Chile
28 May 11
My friends who do not like to cook repay my invitations by taking me out to good restaurants. I couldn´t posibly go there by myself as its not on my budget. But I make gourmet meals for them so they oblige
@dong88 (796)
• China
27 May 11
Ha ha,I also like to cook.True,although I'm a man,but in the home,my wife rarely do meal.I seem to have cooking talent,which means I taste delicious food,and my family was like to eat,they said the better than the outside restaurant to eat.So,now we seldom go to outside restaurant meal.
• Indonesia
27 May 11
I am agree with you. althought we are a man. we must know how to cook well. what about if there is no any woman at home. sure we as a man that will cook.
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
that's great you like to cook :) sometimes is nice to have some free time from cooking but the most important is that your family love when you're cooking, they're showing love and support I guess so :D
• Canada
27 May 11
i love to cook so much. I think it's fun to come up with new creations to try and that is something new for a change. It can get boring having the same meals all the time. when I cook for others they usually enjoy it except for some people who don't like spicy food, which i make sometimes.
• Indonesia
27 May 11
OO. . . yes. I dön't like spicy food too. sometimes people cook just for their self. but you are not. it's great.
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@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
I love spicy food, but when we're having guests I'm not making it spicy, because I know most of people is not costumb to this, so they'll not enjoy meal. My father in low is saying that kitchen is my laboratory because I love to experiment with food :D
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
27 May 11
Home cooked foods are still the best. They are prepared and cooked with love for all the members of the family to enjoy. Foods prepared at home are more nutritious and cleanliness is guaranteed. Since I like cooking I enjoy trying out new dishes for my family. Though we always eat homecooked meals, there are occasions that we treat ourselves to restaurant foods for a change.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
How you're making new dishes? Are you finding new recepies in internet or cooking books? or experimentig by yourself?
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
27 May 11
yes but not only because we can be together while eating it but because of the cost to eat out. its very expensive to eat at a restaurant here where i live.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
Here are of course all types of costs - cheap, expensive and average, but to eat each day outside I would be very expensive, I understand your sittuation, we're not eating in restaurants too often but even if we'll be millioners I will love to cook for my family and friends :)
• Philippines
27 May 11
I like to cook very much. My mother taught me how to cook. She was so good at it, the flipping thing..she's like a real chef. About the new generation, I hope they will love cooking especially when I'm having my kids, It'll be fun. Homemade dinner will always be important to me but I don't know about my family. My brother and sister usually eat restaurant because of work. But, once in a while we eat together at home and it feels great. The homemade food, the bonding, the laughing,sharing of thoughts.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
that's amazing your brother and sister still are going to have meals with all family, for sure for them it also mean a lot, because mostly they're eating outside. I'll cook with my children too it's very important for me I would love to have fun with children in kitchen :)
@farooq1 (33)
27 May 11
I do like to cook! I like to try out new recipes that I construct MYSELF, but only if I'm in "the mood" do I cook. Yes, home dinner is extremely important in my family - everyone sits down together at the same time, and we eat together, allowing us to bond more strongly together as a family. I think that whether the new generation is cooking or not is entirely up to their influences - friends, family, parents, and also their own views!
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
I also do that! cooking without recepie, just mixing some stuff from fridge, it's fun and sometimes this food is so amazing that we're having it again :) yes, we need to show our children that family is important and tradicion of eating food together is helping to spend time together when noone has too much time.
• China
27 May 11
I like cooking except when i am tired.we seldom go out for meal,only once a while,because we think some of the food in the resturant are not so clean or healthy to eat,for the really good resturant it is always very expensive.we like to eat home,it is healthy and also save a lot of money,and you can eat what you want to eat,cook what you like to cook,it is also a happy thing that when your family like the food you cooked,right?
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
yes it's truth, and when we're eating home we can make enough food for all, nobody will complain that couldn't eat enough :D and like you said is more healthy and cheaper. Noone like to cook when is feeling tired, who else is cooking at your home?
• Singapore
27 May 11
I think cooking is still important. Although restaurants provide us with the convenience of eating, they may not be providing healthy food for us. Sometimes, they just add too many unhealthy ingredients in order to make the food tastier. However, cooking at home allows you to adjust the amount of ingredients so that you are certain that you have a healthy meal.
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
27 May 11
exactly, and also you can add only the ingriedients you like, because some reataurant are not allowing you to change ingriedients of meal, and if you dont like corn and this dish has corn you're going to have there corn... it happend to me few times :/ The worst in restaurant is about quality of meal, because mostly has too much fat, and at home you can control this easier :)