Originally Posted by BakedPotato
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
-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