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Old 10-12-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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Do you eat the meal you cook?

Really cant thing of a good title but I was wondering if im alone on this one.

So when I make a meal I tend to pick and try what im making threw out the process. I dont follow any recipes so I kidna have too.

but once the meal is done and ready. Everyone is sitting and eating and there I am with either nothing or just a littel tiny pice of this or that.

It bothers my freinds and the wife.

Jsut wondering if im all alone on this problem (I dont see it as one, give me a chance to do the dishes and think about dessert.)

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Old 10-12-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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I eat all the way through the cooking process but unlike you I also eat the finished product too. :( I've got to quit doing one or the other. I'm gaining all the weight I lost back!!!
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
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I don't pick at all, unless it's to taste something like a sauce part way through cooking. Or dipping a finger in a doctored up BBQ sauce before I put it on.
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:15 PM   #4
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Daily meals, I cook and eat at the table. Anyone's presence is optional.

Weekend / Company meals, I do sample all the way through and am not really hungary when I get to sit down. I do eat some of everything, because, it makes gusts more comfortable.
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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WIth a new recipe I test taste so much I'm not usually hungry for the meal, but I have a smal portion anyway.

If I've made it before I dont eat beforehand....
(unless its mashed potatoes and gravy...)
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:42 PM   #6
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There actually is a name for this phenomenon - but I can't remember what it is. It's actually a psychological response that has to do with both smelling the food cooking and the occasional tasting. It fools your body into thinking you've actually eaten - so you're not hungry.

I'm usually not hungry for 3-6 hours after I place Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner on the table. I also experienced this when I was volunteering to help cook at my church for our program to feed the homeless and for Meals-on-Wheels.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:34 PM   #7
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Really cant thing of a good title but I was wondering if im alone on this one.

So when I make a meal I tend to pick and try what im making threw out the process. I dont follow any recipes so I kidna have too.

but once the meal is done and ready. Everyone is sitting and eating and there I am with either nothing or just a littel tiny pice of this or that.

It bothers my freinds and the wife.

Jsut wondering if im all alone on this problem (I dont see it as one, give me a chance to do the dishes and think about dessert.)
There has to be a reason you're not eating. Do you know what it is? I'm not sure how much you're eating during the cooking process so I'm assuming you may be full. Is that it?

I eat everything I cook and cook everything I eat.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:35 PM   #8
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yes I eat what I cook. (anyone looking at me knows I have a healthy appetite) sure could use a few fewer meals.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:43 PM   #9
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Weekend / Company meals, I do sample all the way through and am not really hungary when I get to sit down. I do eat some of everything, because, it makes gusts more comfortable.
I am the same way, but regular meals I don't taste much unless its to adjust the seasoning while cooking.
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:47 PM   #10
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I am exactly the same. I pick and taste and modify then pick and taste again until im full. then sit there and see how everyone else reacts to my cooking. I can get very insulted if someone doesnt like what i cooked. I put on my happy face, but inside im not so happy.
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