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Old 06-18-2014, 01:54 PM   #1
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Why do you cook?

Hey all!

I personally believe that food is a direct channel to someone's mind and culture. and through cooking different foods, I can learn more about myself, test my limits and broaden my horizon.

As a designer, sometimes our results (product) can often be very subjective and lines can get blurry. But the results for cooking is very honest, which I always find comforting.

So yea! What does cooking mean to you guys? and how does your cooking affect the ones around you?

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Old 06-18-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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I'm really not into lofty reasons to cook. The bottom line real reason I cook is because I love my own cooking. People will often say to me that I must love cooking. Actually it's not so much that I really like cooking, but my own food just tastes the best to me.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:38 PM   #3
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Hey all!

I personally believe that food is a direct channel to someone's mind and culture. and through cooking different foods, I can learn more about myself, test my limits and broaden my horizon.

As a designer, sometimes our results (product) can often be very subjective and lines can get blurry. But the results for cooking is very honest, which I always find comforting.

So yea! What does cooking mean to you guys? and how does your cooking affect the ones around you?
Why do I cook? Because I'd be bl**dy hungry if I didn't

Seriously though

-I find cooking a creative pastime
-I get pleasure from cooking for friends.
-As I'm getting older I think the mental discipline involved in following a recipe, weighing ingredients, writing the shopping list and going out to buy the stuff, remembering to switch off the oven, etc., has got to be good brain exercise.
-There are dishes that I think I can do better than the big manufacturers.
-Cooking at home is a lot more economical than buying food in.
-I feel very self-satisfied when I have stuff in the freezer or 'fridge that I've made myself.
-Home baking is a very good way of raising money for charities.
-I get pleasure from making and eating dishes that my mother and my grandmother made when I was young. Now they're gone it's a way of keeping them around me.

Heavens! Did I actually write that last one. I didn't realise I was so sentimental
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:56 PM   #4
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I cook because I enjoy it and because I much, much prefer homemade non-preservative laced food. I like to know how much salt is in our food, along with its nutritional value. I also loathe paying for packaged inferior "convenience/fast" foods that line our market shelves.

I am a creative person and cooking is an outlet that allows my creativity to come to the fore. Sometimes my creations are awesome, occasionally (but rarely) they're a bust.

I've been blessed to have had two husbands who enjoyed/enjoy my cooking efforts, which is another plus for me. I truly enjoy cooking for others and having them appreciate the end results.

But, basically, I cook because we have to eat. It's just that if I can make it good, then all the better.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:58 PM   #5
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Why do I cook? Because I'd be bl**dy hungry if I didn't

Seriously though

-I find cooking a creative pastime
-I get pleasure from cooking for friends.
-As I'm getting older I think the mental discipline involved in following a recipe, weighing ingredients, writing the shopping list and going out to buy the stuff, remembering to switch off the oven, etc., has got to be good brain exercise.
-There are dishes that I think I can do better than the big manufacturers.
-Cooking at home is a lot more economical than buying food in.
-I feel very self-satisfied when I have stuff in the freezer or 'fridge that I've made myself.
-Home baking is a very good way of raising money for charities.
-I get pleasure from making and eating dishes that my mother and my grandmother made when I was young. Now they're gone it's a way of keeping them around me.

Heavens! Did I actually write that last one. I didn't realize I was so sentimental
Actually, it's one of the many reasons you're a "keeper".
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:59 PM   #6
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I cook because a long time ago I heard that if I don't eat I could die.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:02 PM   #7
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Some folks live to cook. Others cook to live. Right now I am in the latter group. If I was wealthy enough, right now I would hire a cook and crawl into bed to stay and request all meals to be able to be taken in through a straw. Preferably ice cream shakes.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:54 PM   #8
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1. I love to eat, therefore I love to cook.

2. I feel fortunate to have so many lovely ingredients available to me. Honestly, how could you not be inspired by the abundance we have at our neighborhood grocery shops. I want to play with them all, muaha, muahahah.....sorry got carried away.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:28 PM   #10
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Sometimes I wonder myself... why cook? Oh, sorry, it was "Why do you cook?" Most times I find it to be an enjoyable activity and other times, the opposite. My having two minds on the topic probably has something to do with the number of years I've been doing it.
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