Be honest girls, can you COOK?, ???

@Zhanec (1652)
Malaysia
February 13, 2007 12:18am CST
A lot of girls nowadays can't seem to cook,of course,u dont live to cook just because u are a girl..But being able to cook is a survival skill.i give props to those girls who can cook well. So, can you cook? If not, then WHY not? if yes,what is your special recipe?
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19 responses
@gharinder (2044)
• India
13 Feb 07
Zhanec you know in india there is lot of competition, i have done post graduation and doctorate, i used to go to college at 9: am and come by 5:00 p.m., tired, so for almost 8-9 years, my life had been too busy to take out some time for even myself, besides there are also other reasons, my sister's son was living with us (me, my mom and dad), right from the time he was 4 months old, which means i also had to spend time with him, now since i got married last year, my life is at peace, i just try out to cook different receipes i.e. i am novice, but still not a great expert at receipes
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 07
at least..u r living your life to the fullest..am i right?u used all your time for something meaningful..but me..i'm just doing Nothing..ehe..As long as u have the heart to learn,u can do it at anytime soon.Grarider...Work on it!! take care.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
13 Feb 07
yeah my dear friend, time is precious, and we should utilise it properly,
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 07
a lesson to learn..i understand it :)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
I can confidently say that I can cook. I started cooking when I was in my elementary days, I started cooking simple dish, mostly fried, of course it was not perfect because I was really young then. But with constant practice and with a handy cookbook, I was able to master some of the dish I wanted to cook and also at the same time created my very own dish and specialty. Some of the cooking shows also really helped me in this area, I even learned how to bake at the same time. It's just a matter of hard work, constant practice, determination as well as imagination will surely help you learn to cook. Who knows? Someday, you get to create your very own dish or specialty.
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
16 Feb 07
i learn to cook when i was in elementary days too..the very first dishes i cooked was fried rice..lol.
@dixielol (1581)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Well, I gotta say, I cant cook to good. The only thing I can cook is those "ready meals" like Hamburger help. Everything you need is in the box, except ground beef. I guess the main reason I can't cook is because I just dont really like to do it. When we was little, my sister was always in the house helping my aunts & grandma cook. But I was always outside climbing trees, fishing or helping work on cars. So my sis is a good cook but I am horrable at it. I can make candy though, if I have a recipe. I know it sounds odd, but the thing that I have the most trouble cooking is noodles. Like for Mac & Cheese. My noodles are always soggy & taste like poop. LOL!
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 07
haha..i'm pretty good in making instant noodles :P..
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I can definitely COOK!:) I'm not really that good but, I can fry almost anything. I'm not afraid of splashing hot oil.Lols..I can make a spaghetti. What sauce do you want? hot and spicy or sweet and sour? I really don't have a special recipe. I cook at home and experiment on the viand most of the time. I guess, I can survive anywhere with having knowledge how to cook.(".)
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 07
darn..i hate frying alot..
@hibloom (48)
• India
14 Feb 07
well, I can cook (mostly indian and italian stuff) and it has become something i look foward to do. Though i learnt proper cooking only before i got married. Now, i have passed the bug to my husband as well.. and we have a new chef shaping up in the famuly.(
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 07
thnks for the reply ^^
13 Feb 07
If I'm being completely honest, I can't cook. I can follow a recipe if it's sat in front of me, and I can make simple meals (quorn and veg, spaghetti bolognese, fajitas...). Aside from that, I'm no use. I can easily get by on what I can cook, it's all healthy enough, and there's no need to make big fancy meals.
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 07
thanks for being honest..i think u did pretty well already..
• Malaysia
13 Feb 07
I think everybody can cook, but the point is, whether they can cook well and taste good.Well, i am not very good in cooking because i rarely spend time on that. It is because, i'm working and living with my parents. So, everyday my mom will cook for us and i'll only cook during weekends.
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 07
yea..same goes to me..mom is in control of the kitchen..
• India
13 Feb 07
Hmm, yes I can. I think Indian food(which is what I know how to cook except for the odd pasta or noodles) is basically easy to prepare. Especially since you have all these ready made masala mixes nowadays. Though i must admit that i don't cook on a regular basis.
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 07
everything is ready made easy nowdays to keep on track of our daily busy life..ehe..thanks for the reply ^^
@carol79 (201)
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
My husband is a chef and I am the one incharge to cook at home. I have a lot of recipes like sea bass fish in ceam with capers, chicken adobo (filipino dish with soy sauce and vinegar), pasta aglio olio, beef stew, porchops with mash potatoes. But honestly I learned to cook only when I got married and had kids.
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@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 07
wow..lucky mama..u have a chef at home and yet u still learn how to cook..if i were u,most probably..i will let him do all the cooking :P..haha..respect goes to u..thnks
@euqaj18 (252)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
yes... I can cook.. but for now I am lot more on pastries.. not so much with dishes for main course of a meal...
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
28 Apr 07
for some reason,i think that making pastries is more complicating than a main course meal. ^^
@vamisola (906)
• Australia
27 Apr 07
Now that I am married, I cook. Special recipe? Bolognaise :)
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 07
tq for the response ^^
@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
27 Apr 07
Yes I can cook. I started learning when I was younger and I love cooking and trying new recipes. My special recipe is a strawberry cake but I can't remember it off the top of my head.
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 07
wow..u can make cake...cool.Baking is too difficult to me..ehehe
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
Definitely i can cook. I love it and its one of my passion. Its the job i love doing compared to other household chores. I learn it from my Papa. he is also good in cooking. About specialty, i have many like adobong alimango ( thats a crab), laing ( ITs a spicy food with coconut milk), Pansit canton(noodles), pakbet and a lot more. When i see new recipe i can easily learn it.
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 07
ah..u r 1 lucky girl.How i wish that my dad knows how to cook too.haha..
@ogtuwan (312)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
Before I met my boyfriend, the only thing I know, is to cook egg and instant noodles... But my boyfriend is a good cook... so I have to impress him... I made an effort to learn how... And now, after 9 years of hard work... :) I am actually enjoying it... I can say Im a better cook than him now... :)
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
16 Feb 07
eheh..never underestimate the power of love..good work girl!
• United States
14 Feb 07
It really depends on what the interpretation is of cooking. At the beginning of working with someone, I said yes... I can read and follow directions. If the interpretation is simmering things on the stove for hours and hours, and adding herbs, I have not done that. If it is about precision and getting something JUST RIGHT, I have great difficulty with that. I also miss or misinterpret directions. If it is about steaming veggies such as corn or broccoli or zucchini or cauliflower or carrots, baking potatoes, making beans in a crockpot, making rice, frying chicken, frying salmon, making scrambled eggs, making French toast, making waffles, baking chicken, making BBQ spare ribs, baking squash, tuna casserole, sausage and noodles, macaroni and cheese, then yes. I grew up with a simple diet on a farm, we stored things in a cellar for the winter, we did canning, we did rice and beans in crockpot. There was no need for elaborate things. We had a few herbs and spices... the top ones were basil, paprika, and oregano. We didn't salt anything when we cooked it because my dad got arthritis in his fingers when we did. Unfortunately, I am working as a caregiver and this issue comes up too often for words...I lost a client on Monday due to this, and how I can find one to replace her is going to be a trick because many people who need help also need help with food. Not only do I have my sheltered farm upbringing to contend with, in a position where extensive cooking is needed, but I am not detail-oriented, don't multitask well, get easily distracted, and worst of all (so that I can't just take it up at home), my body doesn't survive well on many cooked and processed foods and survives best on raw fruits and vegetables because cooking cuts down the nutritional content. Yeah, so... I feel like I am in a no-win situation right now. Although for now I have to find someone to replace the person who thinks I can't cook, with someone for whom food prep is much simpler, I seriously don't want to be in a position where this is required of me and am beginning to look at assisted living facilities to see if general assistance is needed, not cooking, and even looking at medical transcription for a long term career switch.
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 07
wow..how can i not giving u the "best RESPONSE" TITLE..haha..thnks for the reply.
@Danniet (377)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I can hold my own I'd say. I usually only cook for my husband and kids but my son tells me I'm the best cooker in the whole wide world. Does that count? lol!
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 07
of course..haha..i love my mom's cooking too,
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I can cook but I am not that good. I can fry, make some soups, salads, meat recipe and some other. I don't have a specialty. I always cooked vegetable or fish soup. They are my favorite. Yummmy!
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 07
ah...good..i love soup..my favourite too.
@weemam (13377)
13 Feb 07
Yes I can and love to cook , I have taught my three sons to kook and I also teach my grandchildren , It is so lovely to spend time with someone to show them something really special . My grandchildren love when its Dads turn too cook because he is "much better at it than mum " my granddaughters words lol xx
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 07
lol.haha..thanks for sharing with us..
@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
Yes, I can cook. But I don't usually do it since we have a cook at home :). I only cook when she's out or if we have special occasions. I don't have a particular special recipe, but I especially like cooking pasta, Chinese dishes and Filipino dishes.
@Zhanec (1652)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 07
well done..i love chinese foods..thnks for the reply