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View Poll Results: When you cook at home which do you place emphasis on ?
To achieve good taste, try to imitate the restaurants 5 29.41%
Clean food, wash thoroughly to get rid of, eg, pesticides 0 0%
Good presentation, look nice, look appetizing 0 0%
Cook healthily – try to maintain nutrients 5 29.41%
Other 7 41.18%
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:57 PM   #11
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Taste is number 1, without a doubt. I chose achieve good taste, try to imitate the restaurants because a lot of the time, the gauge my husband & I use when I try something new is: "Would you pay for it?". I hope that makes sense!

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Old 06-11-2006, 07:45 PM   #12
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Taste. I usually serve it buffet style too, I don't bother dressing it up. All I care about is how my mouth and nose like it, not my eyes.

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Old 06-11-2006, 09:07 PM   #13
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Cooking healthy is a primeary goal in my cooking. But if no one will eat it, then what's the difference? I also try to make it taste great, but not the way you get it at the restaurant. I will offer my food against Applebee's any day of the week! I also want it clean and free of pesticides and to be presented well.

If you are asking that if only one could be picked, which would it be, then making it nutritious comes absolutely first. That's what makes our bodies work. But I truly believe that all of the listed options are equally important in my kitchen.

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Old 06-12-2006, 12:18 AM   #14
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I voted 'cook healthily,' and usually that's the case. I enjoy making and eating a well cooked meal, but try to save high fat meals for special occasions. Most often, I play with them to get the calorie content down.

I usually skimp on presentation and the only time I buy organic is when the organic produce is better.
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:48 AM   #15
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MFtWorth, I agree with you. I voted other because taste is #1, but I sure don't imitate the restaurants. And I'm a firm believer that if you get the taste right, healthy is there. Mom taught me that if you have every color on your plate, and every food group represented, you have healthy. So flavor and appetizing are of primary importance. As someone already said, if no one wants to eat it, what's the point? Making the food appealing to your family and freinds is #1. IF the only thing they'll eat is deep-fried fast food, then I wouldn't bother to cook. Fortunately husband, other family, and freinds think things like salads from the garden and such are good food.
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:49 AM   #16
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My priority in preparing a meal is to have it ready on time. When they all come to eat, I certainly better have the food ready or else they will ask, what I have been doing? I resent this question especially when you want to please at everything you do. Must be reason why this happens. Maybe when I was young I seemed to never be on time. Shameful, but true.

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