Do you know to Cook

@babshish (1387)
India
May 14, 2010 11:34am CST
Hi mylotters, Do you know how to cook food, I personally don't know completely, but yes I know a lot of things about cooking and I can make myself dinner to eat. I learnt in couple of years back when I was alone at home. It is kind of fun to prepare the food by yourself. I really like making different dishes, and try out different things as well. What about your. Feel free to share your views.
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19 responses
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
15 May 10
Hi babshish, I had to cook for my siblings the two daily meals since I was in senior primary school days. For my parents worked and stayed in another state. They would back to the hometown thrice in a year. My elder brother took care of us. As I was the sister of my younger sis and brother I of course had to learn to cook rice as well vegetable and meat for the three of them. After I had accumulated the experience of cooking daily as well as from the assistance of our house owner. My cooking skill improved tremendously. Therefore there were totally no any problem to prepare dish by stirred frying, cooking, steaming, deep frying, baking, etc I feel rather bored and tired to prepare the daily three meal nowadays. May be it's because I have doing such daily chores in the kitchen for such a long period and have lost the interest in doing the same routine again. therefore I prepare rice and dishes for dinner only and the rest of the time I prefer to eat out It's so nice to have someone to serve me my favorite foods. Happy posting!
@lkbooi (16070)
• Malaysia
15 May 10
I hate the smell of garlic left on my hands after cooking. It's hard to remove this disgusting smell. I dislike to put on rubber gloves in the kitchen. We fry chopped white garlic with a little oil before frying the vegetable and meat as well. Anyway we can entertain our hungry stomach conveniently if having instant noodle in the kitchen. I believe everyone knows how to prepare a bowl of delicious noodle
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
Well so we have one more member with lots of experience in cooking, It really nice and touches my heart that you took the responsibility of taking care of your family. I can understand that it feels really good when someone does your task, like in your case some one servers you food. But for me, it is a change to cook, as I usually don't do cooking.
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• India
15 May 10
Yes, I do know cooking and love cooking sometimes provided some assistant to do raw stuff. I started cooking from my collage days because of being away from my hometown and that was a compulsion to be cook otherwise it was not easy to go out everyday for lunch/dinner.
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
Hey thats great, even I was away from my hometown during my college days, and learnt to cook few things. That brings good memories to my mind thinking of that days.
• India
15 May 10
Yeh, there ar elot memories from collage days and gne are the days so good to remember.
@twowizdom (861)
• Philippines
14 May 10
hi there babshish, If placing frozen foods inside the microwave is considered cooking well then i guess i know how, but if not then i dont know how to cook as well. lol. But i know how to bake though. Its just that I don't really like cooking cause its hard and im scared of the popping oil when frying. And thats the big difference in baking. Cause in baking all you have to do is follow the recipe and mix all the ingredients then pop it in the oven and done! You got yourself a cake its that easy unlike cooking that requires some skills and all.
@babshish (1387)
• India
14 May 10
Hi Twowizdom, well frozen food is ready to eat, you just need to heat it up before eating, it is not considered cooking. Baking is also good, but I would suggest you to give try to cooking as well, you will surely love it. It is not that much tough which you think, I also had similar feelings earlier, but now I am bit happy and comfortable doing it.
@rinzgca (316)
• Philippines
15 May 10
Like twowizdom, my fear of popping oil is one of the reason why I don't like cooking. But sometimes, I can get over that fear. But unlike him/her, I can't bake. Yeah, coz we don't have an oven here in my house so I don't know how. But I'm not really that scared because I know I can learn how to cook and bake some day. I'm not like other people who really have no skills in cooking, ie, they burn food. Hehe.
• China
23 May 10
i cannot cook at all.but some of my classmates are able to cook,and it tastes good,so i make up my mind to learn cooking.summer vacation is coming soon,it is a good time for me to learn.i am so lucky.hehe...
@babshish (1387)
• India
23 May 10
That's nice to hear chenpingping that you are interested in learning to cook. it is always nice that you know a few dishes to cook, so that whenever you are alone you can at least prepare something for yourself. All the best.
@mokkka (881)
• Bulgaria
16 May 10
I love preparing the food on my own.There is nothing more delicious than the food you had made with your own hands.I need to read from a book or some site the main ingredients but I usually rely totally on my taste and is why my meals are every time so delicious-because I always put some love in them.
@babshish (1387)
• India
16 May 10
Yes Mokkka agree with you , nothing more delicious that the food you had made with your own hands, as you can't complain Just kidding.
@SheyBee (18)
• France
16 May 10
I find it interesting: cooking. Well, every time the result turns out to be a bit different than expected or than achived the previous time, but it always brings some good emotions to see that I have succeed to make a delicious dinner! Although I am afraid to take risk and to change the recepie radicaly (because I have been using for some period of time, You know) The doubts weather the new result will bring up as much delicious result as the original recepie keeps me in the mood to search other recepies, so I do not change the ones that I already have, but I find the other recepies to look from.
@babshish (1387)
• India
16 May 10
Thanks for sharing your view SheyBee, I would suggest try to experiment as well, you might discover new taste , I try to do that sometimes, although the results are not that good.
@forjosie (1544)
• Indonesia
15 May 10
I am a mom and I must can cook healty food for my kid...:) but sometime we go out for dinner But I don't like make any experiment because I think it's useless I only cook that my family like
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
Well thats true that you must cook what your family likes, but it is also good sometimes to do experiment with new dishes, else we will never know if that tastes good or bad.. Just my views.
@mayka123 (16546)
• India
15 May 10
I know to cook but I am not too fond of cooking. I prefer others cooking for me at home. My daughter does the daily cooking at home and I take on the responsibility of the kitchen only on sundays when I try out different dishes.
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
Hey nice to hear that, so you have trained your daughter in cooking, thats also good that both of you have breaks from your cooking and prepare dishes. So Sunday is coming, you will be busy in cooking as its your turn now.
@gracie04 (4549)
• Philippines
15 May 10
Yes Babshish, I know how to cook food. I have learned how to prepare Filipino dishes when I was 20 years old (the time when i moved out from my parents house). At first, it was hard since i don't have any background in cooking. i always look at recipes online to check if i am doing the right thing or not. my specialties are sinigang na bangus(sour soup milkfish), beef steak, chicken adobo, shrimp in butter sauce, tinola, afritada, menudo, fish in coconut milk, laing and a lot more. i want to learn how to cook other delicious filipino dishes too like kare kare, lengua, chopsuey, caldereta, etc
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
Wow one more member with lots of experience.Keep on working as you have interest in cooking you will surely learn to cook whatever dishes you like. All the best.
• Philippines
15 May 10
As a housewife ,yeah I do love to cook and prepare our meals at home rather than to buy food outside or go to a restaurant where if we wanted to budget our money, it will not be wise to do so, so cooking at home is the best option and as well as safe. I learned to cook when I was 12 years old and this is one point of my life that I will never forget when my teacher in school has chosen me to be the participant of the schools cooking competition. Even if our school did not win, it was a big experience and privilege for me. I do continue on learning new dishes from other countries too and it was really a great way to start if ever we plan to open up a restaurant business in the future since my father in law is a chef and hubby is a good cook also.
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
Yeah totally agree with your views, that food at home is always best and good for the pocket. But for a change I am sure you are also going out. So you have a quite a long experience in cooking. All the best for your dream. I hope some day I will visit your restaurant.
@monkeylong (3139)
• Guangzhou, China
15 May 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I am a person who love cook so much. But just so lazy to cook at home. I usually know some thing about the cook. For in my family, my father is a cook who will usually cook in the super restaurant. Then when he come back home , he will cook for our whole family. We all enjoy his cook so much. When he is absent, then I will try my best to have a cook at home. I like the feeling of cook.
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
Yeah agree with your view, even I feel too lazy to cook many times. But still I manage to do it whenever required. So your family enjoys the food made by a super Chef. Thanks for sharing your views.
@oldchem1 (8132)
15 May 10
I love to cook and have cooked since I was very small. All my children cook too!!
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
Thats really nice to hear, so you have trained all your children. Thanks for sharing your views.
@nsj947 (284)
• India
15 May 10
I recently got interested in learning cooking and have been learning it since last 2 months. I'm learning it from my mother.
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
That's cool, keep on practicing and trying new things, I am sure you will become best cook soon.
@maxyl12 (236)
• Philippines
15 May 10
Am really bad at cooking. Every time I attempt to cook, I always get my fingers cut or burned on the stove. And my cooking tastes terrible. I better to buy food in a fast food store.
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
Hi Maxyl12,keep on trying, but do it safely so that yo don't cut your fingers. At first even I was not doing well, but slowly slowly learnt to cook, I am sure you will also be able to do the same if you show interest.
• Philippines
14 May 10
I know how to cook simple foods but not really those very complicated ones. I can cook myself for dinner and breakfast and even lunch. I love cooking, but not that expert.
@babshish (1387)
• India
14 May 10
Thats really nice Screwdriver, even I am not that much expert, but can cook for myself nicely and others can also enjoy that food. If you like cooking soon you will become expert.
@cream97 (29087)
• United States
14 May 10
Hi, babshish. Yes, I do know how to cook. I have been cooking since I was 13 years old. I started off with cooking rice. I did not cook it to well, but I got better with it as time progressed. I don't cook all of the famous cuisine dishes, but I know how to cook the main dishes first. As you continue to cook many different dishes, you will then learn how to cook well. Continue, to practice, because practicing always makes perfect!
@babshish (1387)
• India
14 May 10
Thats superb dear, so you have quite a long experience in cooking. Well first time is most of the time like a trial and not guaranteed that it will be nice, but of course with little practice we become more better. I am also learning and trying to improve myself in cooking.
@iwinagain (545)
14 May 10
yes, I do know how to cook simple things like vegetables and noodles . Of course I don't know how to cook like one of those food network chefs but I know how to cook enough to not go hungry.
@babshish (1387)
• India
14 May 10
Thats really nice iwinagain, chefs are professionals so we can't expect to be like them, but even if we are able to do little that is more than enough. Thanks for sharing your views.
• United States
14 May 10
If you can read you can cook something. Now lavish dishes with likes of steps may be a little far fetched to make for the first dish you cook but no one should ever starve because someone didn't fix them a meal. I will cook different things and then occasionally change up a few of the ingredients to make it fit my taste better. Cooking is like an art. The more you are willing to put yourself into it the better your masterpiece will come out.
@babshish (1387)
• India
14 May 10
Totally agree with your view Sleeplittlerose, cooking is really an art. Well when I first learnt to cook, with the help of instructions from my wife, was not aware of small small things, but now I am able to handle almost most of the stuff, with little help from my wife or mom. But I really enjoy it.
• Philippines
15 May 10
hello babshish, I just love to cook.It's one of my passion.I can cook & I can experiment new menus.I can easily learned new menus by just watching someone cook it.I do love cooking for everyone especially my loved ones.I feel very happy whenever I am looking at their faces enjoying the food I cooked.Whenever I cook I always make sure to put a smile in my face & in my mind,a picture of them enjoying,savoring every taste of the dish I cooked.
@babshish (1387)
• India
15 May 10
That's really nice to hear that you experiment too. So you have a good grasping power. Now thats make the food more tasty and perfect when you add your smile with the dish. Keep it up, hope someday I also get chance to taste dish prepared by you.