Is your mom REALLY the best cook?

@chunkers (1050)
United States
December 4, 2006 8:50pm CST
Everyone always claims "NO ONE COOKS LIKE MY MOM", but is it true? What if you took your girlfriend over for dinner and she didn't like the way your mother cooked spaghetti? You've always thought it was the greatest spaghetti you've ever had! So who is right? You or your girlfriend. If you're both right, then your mother could have been feeding you dog food all these years and, the only reason you think it's great is cuz you're accustomed to it. So, is taste subjective and learned, or is it inherent? Just a thought.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I cook better than my mom, and my gramma was a terrific cook. My mom can cook too.
• United States
18 Dec 06
I know I'm prejudiced but, i'd have to say, my mom is cook. I've eaten other peoples cooking but it's just not as good. To give a for instance. I look forword to the time from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Because of all the great things that she cooks.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
11 Dec 06
My mom is definitely not the best cook. She mostly made frozen dinners while I was growing up. And even those got messed up sometimes. Thankfully, I learned to cook. :) My girlfriend loves my cooking. But my mom isn't likely to cook for her anytime soon.
@chunkers (1050)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Good idea! You don't want to let your girlfriend know what you've been eating all these years, cause then the standards of her cooking will diminish substantially. Tell your girlfriend that your mother is THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD and she (your girlfriend) has some BIG SHOES TO FILL!! lol
• India
9 Dec 06
I love my Mom - I love my Mom
my mom is a best cook i am not going to say it. but from childhood i have eaten food which my mom cooked . gradually it is became our habbit and we like all food which mom has cooked . same problem is with my boy friend. if my boy friend not like food which my mom coocked , it doesn't mean i am wrong or he is wrong . yes i agree this claim "NO ONE COOKS LIKE MY MOM", it is true .
@chunkers (1050)
• United States
9 Dec 06
Right on!!!! Thanks for posting!!! Happy Eating!
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
8 Dec 06
My mom does make certain things really well. Is she the best cook, probably not. I think my grandma was a great cook & I miss her cooking.
@chunkers (1050)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Very sweet! Thanks, Crystal! I miss my grandma's cooking, too!
@drrahul44 (1152)
• India
16 Jan 07
my mom cooks good food..thats what i can say..not too good not too bad..and coming to the taste it is inherent
@domenyag (1273)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
yes absolutely,, until now, i always missed a mother's cook
• India
3 Jan 07
yes i love my mom since she is the best cook i have ever found
@greengal (4286)
• United States
3 Jan 07
To me, my mom is the best cook not just because i've been eating her cooking all these years but because she really is!She is very talented and has been taking cooking classes for over 25 years now. But there are a few dishes which I feel my granny makes better.:) On the whole my mom's the BEST COOK!
@ndraj_2006 (1422)
• India
3 Jan 07
NO, my mom is not the best cook. but, my grand mother cooks tastier than my mother. she is too old but, she always cooks better than my mom.
@Tisifone (639)
• Italy
25 Dec 06
No. My mom hates cooking. I learned everything from my grandma who was a really good cook. Since I was old enough to do it I took care of the cooking for my family :P
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
25 Dec 06
Food and drink are acquired tastes, so it is perfectly natural to have acquired a taste for the type of cooking that you have experienced all your childhood. As you grow older you do tend to develop other tastes because your experience covers a wider area, so my brother and I now have quite distinct preferences to each other.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
25 Dec 06
My Mom's a horrible cook. Everyone knows it, but she still thinks she needs to cook the "important" meals - Thanksgiving, Christmas, all that. We have to try really hard to keep her out of the kitchen and ruining things. She can bake though...
• United States
24 Dec 06
I think taste is both subjective and learned AND inherent. Some things are going to taste bad to us from birth - but we learn to like them because we see everyone around us eating it. I'm not going to say my mom was the best cook, my dad is a better cook than she is....but then again, I've seen my dad pick food up off the floor and eat it so what do you make of that, lol.
• Singapore
24 Dec 06
my mom is the best cook ever...a lot of my friend has tried her cooking and they all loved it too! seriously, there's no one who ever complained about my mom cooking before...
• China
24 Dec 06
i like my mom and i eat of my mom cooking only but i too like a outside
@Duvessa (913)
• United States
24 Dec 06
It depends on what she is cooking. I love my mom and she cooks great, but some of my other family members cook things better than her, like my grandmother when she was alive NO ONE could touch her cream corn and lacey corn bread (god/dess bless that lady!) But my mom cooks some awesome french toast, and veggie soup, MMMMMM!!
• Indonesia
23 Dec 06
yes
@remaster74 (4066)
• Greece
23 Dec 06
Yes she is! She makes excellent food and she is an extraordinary cook. All our friends and relatives admit the same thing.
@mamashane (1140)
• United States
23 Dec 06
I think taste is subjective to who did your cooking when you were growing up. For example, my husband hated tuna casserole. He said his mom made it all the time when he was a kid and he's just sick of it....until he ate MY tuna casserole! Now he loves it!
@jfeets726 (775)
• United States
23 Dec 06
My mom is a pretty good cook. I wouldn't call her the best cook or say "no one cooks like mom." There are some dishes that she makes and they are great, in fact, they may even be the best that I had tasted, but other things she cooks turn out kind of gross or at least not the best.