What kinds of cooking do you do? What kinds of cooking do you like?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
October 12, 2008 7:21am CST
I cook American, Italian, Wild Gathered food, gardened food, and Northern NY North Country food dishes. The only India Indian inspired things I've made have been yogurt and cucumbers or flat bread and garlic. But I love Gullmatony (no idea how to spell it) soup. American: Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, sandwiches Italian, spaghetti, lasagna Gathered greens with vanilla yogurt on top or honey and berries with plain yogurt on top Northern NY North Country would be a Michigan, it's our own brand of meat sauce for hot dogs I'm sure I do something French Canadian for cooking because I am decended from there but I live in a community with people that are also from there so I probably think that stuff is North Country. I love omlettes and crepes, but have to buy them, never learned how. My parents felt that they were in America; therefore, we should cook American, so maybe I don't. But they did make French meat pie once in a great while. I went through a period of time when I only cooked vegetarian. I also went through an Atkins diet period when I ate mostly meat. What kind of food do you like do cook? Can you provide an example of each one? Have you always cooked the same way or have you changed to add more foods, take foods out, to diet, etc.
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I like to cook lots of different cuisines--American, Italian, and Mexican are the 3 main types of food I cook. For American, I cook hamburgers, meatloaf, and lots of vegetables like saucy no-bake beans, corn, mashed potatoes and baked potatoes. Italian food I make is usually spaghetti with a meat sauce that includes hamburger. I like to make Chicken Enchilada Casserole tacos, burritos, and guacamole (Mexican). Over the years, I've gradually added more foods to my cooking repertoire. As I discover new recipes we like, I add them to the mix. Recently, we are stuck on Caribbean Jerk Turkey Tenderloin with Red Beans and Yellow rice, I guess that's a Caribbean dish.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Oct 08
It all sounds terrific except I'm not a guacamole person. Carribbean food, Some of it is incredible. Before Grand Union went out up here, they had a Mediterranean dish with chicken, beans, rice veggies, it was colorful and had olive oil and vinegar, I think Balsamic Vinegar. It was sooooo good, I've tried to make it and I can't quite do it. Thanks and take care.
@ElicBxn (61051)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Well, I took corn out of my diet 30+ years ago. Also, about 20 years ago I was pretty strict on my rotation diet - now I mostly keep an eye on rotating the meats since I have more trouble with them. I'm not really much of a cook, but I was told by my allergiest to not eat sausage (including hot dogs) and that is not something I cook or eat. I also avoid peppers, both black and hollow peppers. Because of my food allergies I can be neither on Atkins or a vegetarian. I have to say that since I've had this job since Feb of 07, I've done more cooking and have cooked more things then I ever have in my entire life.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Oct 08
So your job is going to make you into a cook, yet. Some people with allergies,or other problems that involve diet, pretty much have to cook. I was Atkins because my sugar wacked out. Then I ate so much meat after a year that I didn't want it any more, but had to quit the veggie diet because I had a benign tumor that was taking all my red blood cells and my doctor told me to eat liver! At least until the operation. Take care
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@ElicBxn (61051)
• United States
14 Oct 08
eww - liver Yeah, I'm not really learning to ENJOY cooking tho
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I think cooking for other people is a pressure situation. Enjoying it came when I was a kid. Mom started us off on jello and then we went to pudding. We helped with suppers. We got to eat more of what we liked, we could help plan if we helped prepare meals. Take care.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
18 Oct 08
I'm a lazy cook and then an industrious cook. When I'm lazy we will even eat frozen dinners that are on sale. My daughter recently moved back home and we are having a wonderful time finding recipes and cooking now. We made a simple stir fry last night - zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli and chicken. That turned out so well, we will do it many more times I hope. Like you, I was vegetarian a while back and even made my own bread. I went through the Atkins phase too and made myself sick after awhile on that. I change the way I cook all the time. I may go through a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe period and make dumplings, cole slaw and cakes. I go through a comfort food stage and make meatloaf, homemade macaroni and cheese and lots of scratch mashed potatoes. Then I'll get on a casserole kick. I like to eat I guess.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I'd have fun eating at your house with all the different kicks you go on. I've only eaten a little Pennsylvania Dutch. I've had lots of comfort food, that's the stuff my hubbie loves. Casseroles, I can sneak one in once in awhile. Thanks and take care.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Thank you for BR. Had KFC today. What a change.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Cajun cooking is the best I think, I spent 17 years in cajun country and the cooking is unbelieveable. They use so many spices and vegetable, (onion, garlic, celery, bell peppers) to flavor the foods with. I also like Italian cooking, I make a good lasagna. I like to cook just about any type of food if I find a recipe that interests me. I think all kinds of food is great.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I've only had a couple of Northern versions of Cajun stuff, but I liked it. Like blackened fish and gumbo. I think I would like the real stuff better. Italian's good, too. I like lots of kinds of cooking, I just haven't made very many kinds compared to what I would like to make, thanks and take care.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
I like stir-fry. It's easy to do with basic sauteing and i can toss up basically anything on the pan. I like the aroma of food when stir-frying. I also do a little Italian -with pasta and lots of thyme, garlic and tomatoes and ohhh cheeses. I vary menu everyday so it's quite a challenge keeping things exciting in the kitchen table. I repeat some food once a week. Like if i have rice dish today, i will have pasta the next day, then simple bread with some filling or spread, followed by potato dish....things got to be balanced and healthy. I always search for recipes in the internet or just invent my own with what's available in my cupboard and fridge. TOnight i am making baked mac and cheese. Tomorrow it will be fried balls of ground beef with chopped vegetables.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I'd love to eat at your house. It sounds wonderful! Yes, trying to make wonderful and balanced meals is a challenge. I also try recipes from the internet. Thank you very much for responding and take care.
• China
12 Oct 08
i'm a chinses girl at the age of 18. i don't konw much about cooking , so i can just do some simple dishes. i always cook chinses food as fried rice , noodles with some vegetables and seafood, stire-fried eggs with tomat,fried potato chips,they are all easyy to make, and even i can make them to taste good.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 Oct 08
That's wonderful. I can't cook Chinese. My husband can do stir-fry. Thanks you very much for answering. I hope you learn more foods and have a happy tummy.