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Old 10-12-2010, 11:31 AM   #1
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Cooking but not eating?

This is a curiousity. Anyone have a friend or acquaintance who loves to cook but hates to eat? I have one, and it makes me a little crazy some times. How can you love to cook, but hate to eat?


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Old 10-12-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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I know people who are the opposite. Love to eat, hate to cook.

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Old 10-12-2010, 11:59 AM   #3
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I know some folks have a phobea about gaining weight from cooking and sampling. I am the deadly combo of "likes to cook AND eat".
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:13 PM   #4
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I love to eat and I love to cook, but I usually don't enjoy my own cooking. Consuming foods prepared by others are much more enjoyable.
But perhaps if I was a better cook I would feel differently about it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:22 PM   #5
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When I am working, or entertaining, and make a large meal, I rarely eat it. It is fine making a family meal, but if I have been cooking all day, it just doesn't appeal to me. I know part of it is the tasting, but I think it is also just being around so much food it doesn't appeal to me. When I was at school and apprenticing I lost a ton of weight.

I am sure your friend would eat more if she wasn't cooking, but that is just from my own experience.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:29 PM   #6
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Laurie, I'm the same...especially holiday meals. The food tastes good, but by meal time I'm tired of the smell, the taste and everything. However, I LOVE the leftovers later. That is my favorite time. We usually have boocoos of family for Thanksgiving at the farm and I'm so busy that I don't think anyone even notices that I don't eat.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:53 PM   #7
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When I cooked in a restaurant I didn't want to eat.

Didn't work the same when I bartended.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:34 PM   #8
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very feasible claire; i am 1 of many that wub cooking yet refuse foods
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:21 PM   #9
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same here for holiday meals. love em next day. i do eat what i cook,cause if i want to eat i have to
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:38 PM   #10
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Whipping up a meal and eating is just fine, but yes, when I take all day cooking I have no appetite. Maybe I need a smaller sample spoon...

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