I Love Cooking As Much As I Love Eating

Philippines
April 3, 2007 10:11pm CST
Everyone loves eating but not all can cook. Honestly, I'm not a very good cook. Cooking for me is very enjoyable and helps so much if you enjoy what you're doing because it is incorporated in your work. Enjoying what you do makes your work easier and in terms of cooking, the food tastes better when the cook is happy with his cooking. They say that when you eat, it's like tasting what the cook is feeling. So when you're cooking, make sure that you're feeling good and in that way people will also feel good once they've eaten your food.
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22 responses
@oarnamav (2708)
• India
4 Apr 07
Till you love the cooking it's not a problem because others can enjoy the dishes you make but as you said you also like eating then I would suggest you one thing that your eating habit in future should not eat you itself. Because love towards the food is ok but when some one exceeds the amount of food intake causes the obesity and further unhealthy complecations. So my dear take care before loose your control about your health. Wish you a good health.
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
I appreciate your concern but I'm very conscious with what I eat and of course the quantity matters too. People today are getting health conscious because of all the preservatives and chemical stuffs added to our food. In that case, I really take good measures in picking what food I have to eat and what food I shuld avoid.
@derek_a (10902)
16 Apr 07
I've heard it said that when you cook, the mood that you're in can effect the flavour of the food. Don't know how true that is, but makes me think when I have been out to a restaurant and had indigestion the next day! It's a fascinating subject because according to Zen masters, we each are responsible (respond to) everything in our environment and thought can effect it.
@diansinta (7552)
• Indonesia
5 Apr 07
welcome at mylot - welcome at mylot img
hoi! we have the same hobby here! i love to cook and eat. its always fun talking about food and cooking! yes. i know when we cook we have to have good feeling, such as a happy feeling. then the food we make taste wonderful. anyway! welcome at mylot! :D
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
5 Apr 07
Elders say that if you cook with interest, it adds extra taste to the dish and bad feeling while cooking adds bad taste to it. Anyway you are cooking, whether voluntarily or compulsorily, why not do it with liking? By this you will not get bored of cooking, your work interests you and naturally it tastes good. Do'nt you feel happy when your work whether cooked dish or any other work, is appreciated by others? More over you too will eat the dish enjoying it thoroughly well.
@wm69love88 (3466)
• China
5 Apr 07
The Sweet and Sour Pork Chops - It tastes as good as it looks.
Yes,I'm good at cooking.Cooking was really fun as I learned how to buy, prepare and cook food.Cooking can be a real pleasure.Well, I think the Chinese have a reputation for cooking and eating.The Sweet and Sour Pork Chops, the Steamed Carp, the Steamed Preserved Cabbage and pork,which my recommendation.It tastes as good as it looks.
• India
5 Apr 07
i love eating only not cooking though i know good cooking i feel eating is far more easy than cooking than being in the hot kitchen for an hour i love eating. Cooking is tough tough and involves time.eating is the easiest i can say.cooking not aall times comes out well. and cooking daily is the worst of all.you get nbored with the menus too!
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
I wish I'm a good cook. I'm working my way to be one. When I really have an opportunity to cook I would do so. Only that I am sometimes scared because what if my kids and husband won't like it. That's why I am always playing safe, rather than experimenting on new recipes I just stick to those I am expert with. Maybe when I already have full control of my time I would do some experiments so I can add some recipes to my expertise. I love eating that's why I want to discover how to cook all those menus I and my family love to eat.
@skydancer (1734)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Though a few people think I am good at it, I would disagree because when I do cook, all I am doing is following directions on a recipe or a box... nothing the average person wouldn't be able to do. Personally, I have never really experimented before, and I have always hated cooking. The reason: cleaning kitchens is TORTURE for me! So I have to buy things that are easy to make and don't make a big mess (and for me, which are healthy as well!!) because if I had to seriously cook, I'd probably starve! I really do give major praise to all people who enjoy cooking though - they really do make life taste so much better! =)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I like to cook, but I love to bake, I see dinner as a means to dessert! But both cooking and baking have their own unique styles that are necessary. One can be a good cook and be a terrible baker and vice versa. I'm definately a better baker than cook, and it's because I get much more enjoyment from baking.
@thanuarun (290)
• India
4 Apr 07
i'm also enjoying both cooking and eating,u sait it right if u enjoy ur cooking surely that dish will be very tastier... cooking is an art too i think so,i like to see good colored(not artificial) food,wreen,orange white red,yellow...i'm trying own experiments too... also if u don't like to eat dish will not be tasty...
@dtar100 (14)
• Morocco
4 Apr 07
the Same thing here
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
Like you I alos love.. very love eating and as much as I wnat too I also love cooking but sad to say cooking doesn 't love me. I jsut can't cook a good and decent food grr... I try to learn new dish or I do lots of experimentation. Yeha love is really relaxing inspite of all the cutting and mixing you have to do its still fulfilling.
@seinfeld (184)
• India
4 Apr 07
well i must say i am a complete foodie and i dont hesitate trying out new things which makes it even more interesting and since i enjoy cherishing food i like to cook ocassionally trying out new things in kitchen when my mom's away..and i think there is a lot of connection between soul and cooking...the better you put your feelings into cooking the better your food turns out to be thats why i love "Kylie KWongs cooking with heart and soul".
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I am in total agreement with your point of view! :) I am absolute "Foodie" and a great cook who loves and Live to share great food with everyone, I've never become bored with cooking or cuisine and all that surrounds this discipline... I even enter contests and sometimes win! :) I am slim and trim because I enjoy this body of mine and like to take it for very long daily walks in Nature, so that weight gain is never a problem for me... "Good food, Good Life!" is my motto and as this is an excellent discussion... Here are a couple of Gifts for you! :) http://www.cookingbynumbers.com is a recipe calculator (Bigtime cooking fun) and http://www.expertvillage.com Has free videos of experts demonstrating their skills on just about everything from cooking to home appliance repair! Welcome to MyLot! :)
@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
Both hands up! lol am guilty on this, cielo.. :P I love eating very much, but not at all the cooking thing... there are only a few dishes which I can confidently say I can manage to bring them to the table good enough.. unlike most women who are kitchen experts. But I guess I have to love cooking and I have to learn doing it gracefully as when I get married, I need to cook my husband some good food, as they say, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. :P
• Canada
4 Apr 07
I love to experiment and try out new dishes on my partner and kids. Most of them have been a resounding success with a few failures along the way. I try to make sure that what I'm cooking is healthy and includes at least one serving of vegetables, or a Salad - sometimes both. I want my kids to enjoy eating, but I also want to teach them the importance of eating right. I'm lucky in that they'll eat most anything I put in front of them. Of course there are a few things they don't like, and thats fine. I don't force it. So long as my kids and my partner enjoy what I make, thats all that matters to me.
• Canada
4 Apr 07
Hi cielo, I am a terrible cook, but I too love cooking. I think my cooking is getting better...lol....my wife says it is anyway. We have a big family and we are kind of old fashioned in that the kitchen is the heart of our home.
@lightningMD (5933)
• United States
4 Apr 07
i love to cook..i love knowing i'm making wonderfully nutrious and delious food for my family...
@brimia (6584)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Of course there are times when I'm too tired or uninspired but I generally enjoy cooking also. It does give me a good feeling when my husband says he loves the food I make.
• Australia
4 Apr 07
I love to cook too and actually think that Im pretty good an surprise myself sometimes. I sometimes have a bit of a dilemma as I will get all of the ingredients out and get them ready............but then I will eat them all before I get the chance to cook them LOL!!