how are you after you are done with cooking ?

@SIMPLYD (74911)
Philippines
August 1, 2011 8:35pm CST
After I have cooked, whenever I cook at home, I feel like eating already. I get hungry from the taste of the delicious foods that I cooked. Tasting them as delicious stirs up my appetite. But my husband is different. When he cooks, he doesn’t have the appetite to eat anymore. He said it’s as if he had enough from his tasting of what he cooked. What about you guys ? What's your experience?
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12 responses
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 11
I think your hubby have the same problem like me. The more dishes i had cooked the more i had loss my appetite. So, usually, i will eat a little during the lunch and dinner time. but, i will eat again during supper time, if i feel hungry. But if it was my hubby who do the coking, then my appetite will be big. I can see myself eating more than when i was the cook...
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
Yes, that's how my husband feels too. He eats more if i do the cooking. Not that his cooking is not delicious, but because he losts his appetite from his sampling. Sometimes, i don't want to cook anymore, though.It makes me eat more.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
3 Aug 11
Yes, indeed sampling the taste of our own cook can makes us feel full. As for you, you seems need some else to do the cooking since you are opposite than me. Other wise you grow fatter if not control eating. Hope you not angry...
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
Well, i only get to cook on weekends because i have a full time job on weekdays. It's my mother-in-law who cooks on those days. So, i get to eat well only when i do the cooking. However, i compensate that by exercising for an hour every other day, when i arrive from work. It's my tummy area that gets fatter , the rest of my body don't get big that much. I am lucky because i am always on the medium scale of weight.
@inertia4 (26913)
• United States
3 Aug 11
Some people feel different ways about it. Like when I BBQ, I really do not have an appetite, while when my brother BBQ's, he cannot wait to eat. Some people get either tired from all the work of cooking while others work up their taste buds.
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
That's right. People have different ways of dealing with situations. I am like your brother, whose taste buds gets stirred up while cooking, while you are like my husband. Like you, he doesn't have the appetite anymore after cooking.
@inertia4 (26913)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Thats why if I want to eat, I will not cook.
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
Correct!
@Bannybanzie (1398)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
Hi! Well, I really rarely cook due to my work. But when I cook, sometimes I don't feel like eating. Not that the food does not taste great, but I have this issue that when I'm the one who cook, I would not even taste it while I'm cooking it and I'm not that eager to taste it after I cooked it. What's nice though is that most of the time of the few times I cooked, the food tasted great. Fortunate me.. But of course, if I'm really hungry, I would love to eat and if I tasted the food and found it was good, then I'll eat too much. Also, when my parents found out I don't taste the food first, they told me that's what I should do.. I don't also taste the coffee I make for others.. So I always hope they'll like it because I'm not sure of how it tastes.. great they always like it except my mom who always wants more and more sugar...
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
We cook deliciously to satisfy our taste buds . But how can you say that what you cooked is delicious when you yourself as you are cooking wouldn't even taste it. I find it weird that you would cook yet you don't taste how it is. So , you just serve it without tasting what it tastes like?
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
Hi! Well, what I would do was just estimate how much things I've put into the food. ALso, I don't cook complicated foods like sauces. Usually what I do are just soups and fish soup, or sauted veggies. I just approximate things and based the smell maybe on how it smells...? or the look..
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
I am amazed at your style of cooking my friend. Keep it up!
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
I am the same way as your husband. I, too, lose appetite when I am the one cooking. I don't know why. Unlike your husband though, I don't even taste my own cooking. When I cook, I let my husband do the tasting. Weird huh?
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
But you know, if you are on diet, that way would help you slim down. At least , you won't get to eat a lot anymore, if you cooked it. When my husband is at home while i cook, i would also let him taste it. Sometimes, it's our daughter , when she's home , that i would have it tasted.
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
Hey, that is a good idea! I think I will do just that, cook to slim down. :D
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 11
I should agreed that it is a good way to slim down. In fact, i had see myself eating less and look slimmer now. Don't have to wear loose clothes anymore... Hope the same for you, miad...
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
5 Sep 11
Hi. SIMPLYD. Yesterday I indulged in a Betty Crocker Triple Berry muffin bread dessert. I ate so many chunks of it until I was completely full. I ate until my heart's content! This is the only time that I will go back and eat something that I have cooked that was more than once. Other than that, I am usually full and I don't want any more of my cooking until later on.
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
You are just like my husband who would eat later, after he has rested from his cooking. Me, no , i would eat once after i am done with cooking. I couldn't wait to eat what i cooked, because i have already tasted it as delicious.
• United States
10 Aug 11
I am a bit like your husband, after cooking a meal at home and seeing so much food, I normally have to wait a bit before eating. I guess it's probably because I am so overwhelmed with seeing food, that my appetite kind of fades away, but trust me it doesn't take much to get it back. Another think I am at fault is that I also tend to pick food while I am cooking, especially if I am hungry when I start.
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
At least fabs, you get to eat after resting for a while. But my husband , even if he has rested already for a while, would not be able too eat much still . So usually , i would put some in a food container for the next meal, because for sure he will ask for it. Maybe because the feeling of having too much of the aroma from his cooking , has dissipated by then.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
6 Aug 11
I do not cook. But I feel like eating as soon as the cooking is done by my wife. i remember mother telling (long back) that after cooking she feels as if she has eaten because of the aroma she was getting while cooking. It is not necessarily due to tasting that one doesn't feel like eating it is also due to aroma.
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
That correct! My husband said it's the aroma and the sampling, and in addition the cooking itself which made him tired afterward, that makes him lose his appetite. But as for me, the aroma and the delicious taste, makes me want to eat right after i have cooked. Nice of you to want to eat immediately after your wife has cooked. Your wife must be a good cook.
@TheDwarf (138)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Whenever I am making food, I am usually pretty hungry. When I am done, eating is the best part. There is nothing better then eating the food that you just made.
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
We are on the same boat when it comes to this topic. My cooking stirs up my appetite, it makes me want to eat right after it is done already. Eating a food you have cooked deliciously gives you a sense of pride, don't you think so too?
@xuyxuy (435)
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
I feel the same way too. If I am cooking at home be it for breakfast, dinner or lunch time, I also have the feeling of eating the dish that I cooked right away and this I wonder why. But I almost always do that. Since most of the cook I know, is same as your husband, appetite fades after cooking. But me, i feel hungry everytime I cook hence I can't wait to taste.
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
But i feel that way only, if i cook only 1 or 2 viands. But if it is more than that, i am too exhausted to have an appetite. I need to rest for at least 15 minutes if i did a lot of cooking and then eat. But, for sure i will eat a lot!
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
3 Aug 11
I feel really happy when i finished cooking,see people like my dishes would be a great thing to do.I would go to the internet and see there is something else that i can do to improve my skills.My mom really cooks good,so i definitely learn something from her.It would be great if i'm a good cook!
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
That's correct. We feel happy if the dish we cooked is being vocally appreciated. I feel offended if they would just keep on eating but don't ever comment on it , whether they like it or not. I want to hear something about it, like my husband did. so if it's not so much to their liking , i would improve it next time around.
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
hi simplyd well im just like ur husband i really lose my appetite to eat every time i do cook even just a simple meal i dont feel like eating what i prepared.I love to cook yet i dont have enough time to do so now. its always upon special request from my daughter if she wants to eat my carbonara..same thing here im asking it too why I dont feel like eating after my cooking..i find it maybe for the aroma , the tasting being done i become full so after im done i feel full already...god bless..
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
I guess, we call it in Tagalog as "nakakasuya na" , because you have sampled it all along as you cook. Well, at least you avoid overeating if that's the case.
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
I'm a little bit of both. Sometimes I lost appetite after cooking a number of dishes like when there's a party going on. I kind'a rest myself for a while and just watch how my family and friends like my foods and then after that I may have some of each dish like a tasting plate and munch
@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
Well, when i would be cooking a number of dishes, for sure i will not be able to eat well too, after, because i would be too tired already. I experience this during the Christmas season, where i do simultaneous preparations of salads, pastas , and other dishes. I guess, we too have our saturation point and that comes when cooking a number of dishes successively. But when it's only for one or two dishes, i would surely get hungry after finishing them.