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Old 11-20-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
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I'm new to this forum, so HI to everybody..lol.
I was wanting to know a couple opinions everybody has on cooking. The question I need answered is should everybody know how to cook? Obviously, I say yes, but I need some outside sources. That's where the fine people of this forum come in, I hope! Also, an argument against my opinion is needed, so if you could see why people don't need to be able to cook, let me know. The only other thing I ask is your name for my works cited page. THANK YOU!

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Old 11-20-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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I was wanting to know a couple opinions everybody has on cooking. The question I need answered is should everybody know how to cook? Obviously, I say yes, but I need some outside sources. That's where the fine people of this forum come in, I hope! Also, an argument against my opinion is needed, so if you could see why people don't need to be able to cook, let me know. The only other thing I ask is your name for my works cited page. THANK YOU!
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Old 11-20-2005, 11:47 AM   #3
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I believe that every one should have some cooking ability.
You don't have to be a pro. But you should be able to make
a few breakfasts lunch and dinners. Eating out of a can all the time
is not fun or healthy and going out all the time is way too expensive. Learn to cook a few basic meals. You'll be happy you did.

P.s. Cooking is a great way to be creative, relieve stress and have FUN!


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Old 11-20-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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Welcome to DC, Boxxcarr! Does EVERYONE need to know how to cook? hmmmm... My opinion, in this day and age of convenience foods and boxes and packages and canned goods... I would say, nah, maybe not. A lot of people have mastered the art of the microwave But, on the other hand, taking the recent natural disasters into account, and/or other world events, a working knowledge of harvesting and preparing real, unrefined food is a valuable skill to have. What if we were without power for an extended time? Could you cut your own wood, start a fire with that wood, hunt, gather other edibles, and cook for sustenance? Just a little "food for thought"!
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Old 11-20-2005, 12:36 PM   #5
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Yes every body should know how to cook, Because if you live alone who will cook for you?

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Old 11-20-2005, 01:52 PM   #6
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There are some things everyone should know: How to cook simple meals, how to clean up behind themselves, how to take care of their clothes, how to take care of minor medical emergencies, how to contact the right person if you don't learn to do any of these.
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Old 11-20-2005, 02:04 PM   #7
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Those that can't/won't/don't cook must rely on finding someone that can. My dad falls into this category. He only knows one temperature for cooking, ****fire hot. He's the only one I know that can turn a burger into a hockey puck in mere minutes. I recall the time my mom and I were out of town for the day, and came back around 9pm or so. Dad was out back with his steel bruch and putty knife trying to separate his burnt supper from the pan it was cooked in. He still hadn't had supper yet!

Should everyone know how to cook to some degree? Absolutely, because your life requires nourishment. For those the can't/won't/don't for whatever reason better find someone that can, or find a high paying job to eat out.

Knowing how to cook is not necessarily a requirement, but I think everyone has it in them to learn if they so chose.
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Old 11-20-2005, 05:28 PM   #8
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I think everyone should know the basics - how to cook a flavoursome soup, casserole for instance. How to cook simple dishes like omelettes and scrambled eggs.
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Old 11-20-2005, 05:33 PM   #9
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You don't need to know how to cook.

But you will live a boring life.

And never attract the girls/guys.

Plus you will never learn about math, patience, failure, inspiration, adventure, hygiene, and Bandaids.

Your choice, kiddo.
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:18 PM   #10
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I just wanna thank everybody that posted. It really helped me out. I didn't know that this essay needed outside sources that argued and supported my thesis. You really know how to make a guy feel welcome. Well, back to my chicken breast, potato, and broccoli with creamy mustard sauce fiasco..lol.
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