sometimes delicious,sometimes terrible

@512771751 (1096)
China
July 21, 2012 7:35pm CST
I like cooking and I always make some dishes for my family. But I find a strange thing that sometimes the dishes I make are so delicious that I consider myself a good housewoman, but sometimes the dishes I make are so terrible that I don't want to cook any more. I don't know why, Maybe the delicious food due to our good mood,haha... Do you have such feelings?
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15 responses
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Well, it probably has something to do with mood as well, but I think it is mostly in the ingredients used. It can only go bad if there's too much or too little of whatever is needed in it. You don't have to feel bad about it though as bad experiences becomes lessons to us and when this happens we learn what to do for the next time we come around and meet the same or similar thing. I have learned to cook good after going through a lot of bad ones.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
Yes, you are quite right. I think after trying much times I will do better than before. I like cooking with others helping me, haha...
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
It's funny you mentioned about the help. Actually, I really demand help when I'm cooking. I mean I do the cooking part and the rest should be done by others, like the chopping, etc.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
Haha, I like cooking delicious dishes, but I don't like preparing the cooking raw materials. It is too tedious and trivial. I think I will make the cooking much more quickly with such help of others.
@wushuman (27)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Yeah! In every time that I cook when Im in good mood ,I love to cook but if it is not the food that I cook is not .
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Is not Yummy!
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
It is too difficult to make dishes delicious and we should practice much more. Then we will have a good cooking skill.
@peavey (15662)
• United States
22 Jul 12
I've been cooking for a good 50 years and I still make things now and then that don't turn out right. Part of it is because I don't pay close enough attention to what I'm doing, but I don't know what the rest of the problem is! Don't get discouraged because something you made didn't turn out right. It happens to everyone.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
Haha, it is interesting to make food sometimes delicious and sometimes terrible. Maybe the food is delicious when we have a good mood.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
Yes, it is too bad to cook in the cooking fumes. I always wear mask when I do some cooking. And now I am learning to improve my cooking skill. I like putting bean sauce into the dishes. Maybe you could try some Chinese food, it is so delicious.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
I am not good in cooking. I have never cooked before. I don't know how to cook. How shame of me. I know time will come I will learn all these things especially when I will enter married life. I wanted to attend cooking lessons when I finish college so that I when I will travel alone I will not depend to others.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
23 Jul 12
Yes, cooking is the most important lesson in married life. Especially for women, it is better to be good at cooking. Maybe you could learn on the internet or learn from others.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Practice makes perfect so don't be depressed when your food taste so horrible. You must learn from your mistakes.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
You are quite right that we should practice more and learn from our mistakes. And now I am trying to improve my cooking skill. Fighting.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
22 Jul 12
I took every home ec class I could in cooking. I knew I wanted children so I wanted to know how to cook. also would be in the kitchen with grandma and mother. Once I got out on my own, I was off and running and always making something. While I had learned all mom's and grandma's recipes I found out there were new things to try that I had never eaten such as chinese, different kinds of fish, mexican. Mom and grandma were pretty much meat and potatoes people. So I was able to broaden my cooking capabilities. I have only had one mishap and that was on recipes.com. I followed the recipe to the letter and it required too much salt and pepper. Otherwise it was a really good recipe. I made it again later and it turned out perfect. I love to cook new things. It just makes you have a larger choice of how to use a meat or vegetable and turn it into other dishes. Good Luck with your cooking. I am sure you will excel with practice.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
Yes, it is useful to learn from mother and grandma. I am trying to improve my cooking skill. By the way, you can try some Chinese food.
@Raine38 (8907)
• United States
22 Jul 12
I started cooking just recently and I admit its all hits and misses. I do believe that mood has something to do with how the dish turns out no matter what level of expertise the person has in cooking. When a person is in a very good mood while cooking, there is always something extra in it, more oomph. But if the person's heart or mind isn't really into it, the dish turns out bland. Still edible, but not really sizzling with more flavors.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
Haha, it is interesting to contact the mood with the dishes. Now I am trying to improve my cooking skill and searching help from my parents. I think it is useful to search help from others or search on the internet.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
22 Jul 12
Yes, that has happened before, I think is commom for that to happen sometimes...It may be the mood of the preparer but maybe. I think the more we make a dish the better we get at it..\ Younknow what they said, "practice makes perfect"...lol
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
So it is that practice makes perfect. And after I make some dishes for several days, I find that I can do much better than before. I will go on.
@marguicha (78319)
• Chile
22 Jul 12
Sometimes we have our failures, even in the things we do better. It´s only human. I have problem with cooking (and with many other things) when my mind is somewhere else. I used to be able to do many things at the same time, but I can´t anymore. So, sometimes, I overcook something only because I went for a second somewhere ele and I forgot to keep an eye on the pot.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
Haha, it is so bad to find the food in the pot is overcooked. Maybe you can try some Chinese food, it is so delicious. Enjoy yourself.
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
so would they say it's the mood especially if you are not measuring anything. the most important thing in cooking is that you know the measurements. most chef measure the amount of ingredients to know if it's enough or not. cooking by feelings can sometimes cause us to forget the measurements and relay on our intuitions. in which sometimes end up disastrously.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
Sometimes I make dishes delicious, sometimes I make dishes terrible because that I don't know too much seasoning, and there is always little seasoning in my dishees, so it is not delicious at all.
• United States
22 Jul 12
When I first started cooking this was what would happen to me.the food mostly had too much salt in it. I had to stop using so much seasoning salt in my food. it comes out so good nowwe will eat itfor breakfast and lunch..
@512771751 (1096)
• China
22 Jul 12
Haha, it is common for us to make food delicious sometimes and terrible sometimes. Maybe we will improve our cooking level through too much practice.
@Bhebelen14 (4561)
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
Sometimes it really happened not just because of the mood but also about the time allotted for cooking and for the ingredients that your using. I have some experienced in the past that my cooking was very terrible because of limited time and limited ingredients and there nothing to do but to eat the food than to waste or throw it away. Until I learned my lesson, now I made to have enough time in food preparation and cooking to make my dishes delicious and cook properly, also make sure that all the ingredients are complete so that I don't need to go out and look for it.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
24 Jul 12
When you are young this is bound to happen.As you grow older you will develop skills that will make bad food palatable because you will add redeeming ingredients into this.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
23 Jul 12
This really has something to do with your mood.Everytime i feel happy no matter what i'm doing now while when i'm sad, of course i do not feel like doing anything.This is something really strange but sure everyone goes through this.lol,it's understandable.
@squallming (1778)
• Malaysia
23 Jul 12
I agrew that mood can be a factor that will effect your judgment on the taste of food. However, that is not all. In order to cook out a taste which is consistently delicious, you have to make sure that each ingredients and seasoning are properly weighted and prepared which is placed in separate case or container. Thus, there will not be changes in what you put into the cooking utensils. The only thing that can affect the taste would be how you cook the dishes and how fresh the ingredient is.