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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 06-10-2006, 06:55 AM   #1
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What is your priority when you cook?

Hi all,

When you cook at home which do you place emphasis on ?

Thank you.



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Old 06-10-2006, 07:38 AM   #2
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I try to achieve several things. Making things that my family will eat and like. Making sure that it is prepared well, ie; clean and cooked to temp. Make it easy on the weekdays.

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Old 06-10-2006, 07:52 AM   #3
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I voted other because it depends on my mood. Sometimes I want to impress and/or experiment; sometimes I want to keep it simple. Either way I buy the freshest quality fish and/or seafood available.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:36 AM   #4
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Since I work in a restaurant, I almost always try to imulate what is cooked at work when I cook at home.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:52 AM   #5
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I just had to say "others"... I pay attention to a bit of all except trying to imitate the tastes of restaurants, but not to any extreme degree.

I just focus on the goal that everyone will enjoy the meal, and not forgetting to add..., how shall I say, if not "mother's", well, "Licia's" touch!!
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Old 06-11-2006, 08:09 AM   #6
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I dunno

If there was an all of above box I might have checked that with the exception of imitating restaurants. Presentation? Depends; I want it to look appetizing but I've no interest in creating fine art.
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:56 AM   #7
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I don't try to imitate restaurants but I do always try to make good tasting food that looks good too.
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:24 PM   #8
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I had to vote "other" because with perhaps the excaption of "try to imitate the restaurants" - I think all are equally important.
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:39 PM   #9
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for me, it's presentation & flavor. our Chefs at school agree with that & also proper technique amongst other skills.
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:26 PM   #10
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other/all of the above .. not that I'm imitating a restaurant, but I do fix good fresh ingredients in fine (gourmet) or international or whatever ways. I am not an open a can of this add it to a bag of that cook. Not I don't find some of those recipes acceptable or tasty. Many are. I just don't do it that way. That's not fun for me.

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