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Old 07-05-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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Different Eating/Cooking Styles in Couple-dom

A couple of different threads have made me wonder: How many of you have had to make major adjustments in your cooking and eating styles once you married or moved in with a significant other? I joke that I married my husband because we were so in synch in what we liked, but it is true that eating and cooking is something you HAVE to do together for the rest of your lives, and heaven knows marriages have been made based on less. But there are always great stories out there about food when you're newly hitched up. 'Fess up.

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Old 07-05-2005, 12:29 PM   #2
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I had to really change my cooking when I married. My h hates hates hates anything sweet for any meal (doesn't even care much for desserts, except ice cream). So, me, being raised on cranberry with my turkey, apples with my polish sausage and orange glaze on my ham, had to change. He also isn't a fan of casseroles or meat pies, which I also love. Fortunately, I've broadened my horizons, and have learned to really enjoy most of his likings. One day a week, he works late, so that's when the kids and I have a "mommy meal".
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Old 07-05-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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lol... I just had to learn to cook when I got married to Paul. I thought
I already could but, it seems that I was wrong.
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Old 07-05-2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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Didn't have to change. DH is pretty open to anything new. The only things he absolutely will not eat, green peas, cooked cabbage or kalamari.
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Old 07-05-2005, 02:07 PM   #5
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S.O. isn't a foodie.

She'll eat and honestly evaluate anything I cook but asks me to avoid certain items. She's not a fan of beans so I can't make and serve a cassoulet or black bean soup.

She's very happy that she has no kitchen responsibilities as I'm a self-cleaning cook. I'm happy to "own" the kitchen as I was not allowed in the kitchen at all when I was married.
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Old 07-05-2005, 04:45 PM   #6
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No changes....hubby is very happy to eat whatever I cook for him. He often leaves carrots on the side of his plate, and he doesn't like cabbage or brussel sprouts - but it's easy enough to just cook myself a portion and saute him some courgette instead.

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Old 07-05-2005, 05:12 PM   #7
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When I met my husband, if he had been a picky eater, I don't know that we would have gotten married. I love to cook too much and I don't know if I could have made the sacrifice to cook "meat and potatoes" or NOT cook this long list of food. The first week we dated he was quite excited that I could cook and would jump up and down with joy when I made dinner - now THAT'S a happy foodie!

AndyM - Aren't you ever so thankful you are in the kitchen now!!!!!!!
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Old 07-05-2005, 05:36 PM   #8
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...AndyM - Aren't you ever so thankful you are in the kitchen now!!!!!!!

I'm much happier now and that's just one of the reasons!
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:49 PM   #9
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When we got married, I told my husband I would learn to cook the things he ate growing up but he was going to have to eat the things I ate growing up. He was from TX and I, from NY-it has worked well for us for 35 years. (He just puts tabasco on my "Yankee" food!)
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didn't have to change much. we're both pretty picky eaters and we like pretty much the same things. but there are things i like that he doesn't like so i don't get to make them much.
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