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Old 02-09-2009, 01:59 PM   #11
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I enjoy cooking because I like to eat good foods. I think that must be true of most, if not all, people who enjoy cooking. Can you imagine cooking a delicious multi-course dinner from scratch then leaving it and going out for a Big Mac?
I didn't mean leaving it after cooking to go get something inferior. Generally by the time I'm done cooking I'm not hungry. It's odd how often that really does happen to me. I never eat anything else but I do like cooking a lot. I have a full freezer for sure.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:04 PM   #12
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I think it's a fairly common occurrence that you lose you appetite when you are doing a lot if cooking. There was a thread about that some time ago and a number of members agreed that was a common occurrence.

I do not believe that means you like to eat less than you like to cook. I think it means you are not hungry at the moment because all the smells associated with the prep have turned off your "hungry switch".
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:05 PM   #13
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I started out cooking because I loved to eat. Then I gained some weight, my cholesterol spiked and I had to make adjustments. Now I really strive to cook healthy and practice portion control. So cooking for a crowd of people has become more and more important. If I were single, with no family, I think I would go out and find goups of people that I could cook for.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:09 PM   #14
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I think it's a fairly common occurrence that you lose you appetite when you are doing a lot if cooking. There was a thread about that some time ago and a number of members agreed that was a common occurrence.

I do not believe that means you like to eat less than you like to cook. I think it means you are not hungry at the moment because all the smells associated with the prep have turned off your "hungry switch".
Maybe that's just it. I start out wanting to eat what I'm cooking but if it's a long process by the time I finish, I'm no longer hungry enough to eat more than a couple bites.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:25 PM   #15
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I love it all and love talking about it all.

which is why I joined DC in the first place.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:43 AM   #16
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i must say i enjoy cooking/creating dishes a little more than i enjoy eating them, but not by much, eating something you have created also has a sense of satisfaction, especially if its something nice and healthy
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:49 PM   #17
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I like cooking and eating but it's less pronounced in the dessert areas. I just don't care for sweets that much. I'll make a cheesecake and never even try it, same with cakes and cookies. I only like a little bit of sweets. I just like how they make people smile. ~Bliss
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:06 PM   #18
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yeah, i get this,too. i love cooking and i love growing things but i love the processes of each more. not to say i don't like cooking with things i grow and then eating them...i do like to eat...but, yes, the process is its own reward.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:42 AM   #19
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I must be weird. I start cooking and I get so hungry while cooking! But I can only cook what I (now we) can eat because I have no freezer here. I "adjust" recipes so that to feed only one or three I don't waste anything.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:14 AM   #20
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I definitely don't like cooking better than eating, but I do like the process of baking better than eating it, so I can see what you mean. I love creating baked goods, but I usually just eat a wee bit of the results, letting my family devour the rest. I think I am addicted to the process and seeing others enjoy the results.
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