"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2009, 07:02 PM   #11
Executive Chef
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 3,834
My introduction to cooking started out much like Jabbur. My mother comes from a very good family of cooks. My grandmother could make anything taste good and taught all her kids to cook - even the guys. I started cooking about 4th grade. We moved to the country and I heard about 4H. I started practicing biscuits, sugar cookies, brownies and a few other things. I won at county with biscuits and sugar cookies, but my brownies didn't make it. I also had home ec and learned a little more including how to shop for foods, etc. All this came in handy since we got married my senior year of high school and between housework and homework I was quite busy. Also, I was the oldest of 4.

Be an organ donor; give your heart to Jesus.
Exercise daily; walk with the Lord.
licia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 07:10 PM   #12
Head Chef
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,045
Licia, that's interesting that you are the oldest of 4 too. I wonder how many first borns we have here and how many middle children, and how many youngest. I'll start a new thread and ask.

blissful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 11:59 PM   #13
Executive Chef
lifesaver's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Southeast Kansas
Posts: 4,423
When i was a young child i remember watching my grandma cook bacon and eggs and she made homemade chicken and noodles.

but otherwise i pretty much just taught myself through experimenting.
Eat, Drink, Laugh and be Happy.
lifesaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 01:12 AM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
kitchenelf's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
I'm the baby...11 years and 6 years younger than my sisters. I cook because that's how I "love"

My mom was a simple yet good cook. I started cooking "for real" because it seemed like I would enjoy it. Once I started I didn't stop

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 02:18 AM   #15
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5
Chef Joe Georges & Chef Miles Toussant
drewthechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2009, 02:33 PM   #16
Senior Cook
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater Annapolis MD Area
Posts: 257
I disliked changing diapers so much that I traded dinner and dishes for diapers, temporally I thought, now after 31 years, what went wrong!
Elf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 08:35 AM   #17
Sous Chef
radhuni's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Calcutta, India
Posts: 958
I could only prepare dal and rice before my marriage. After marriage I started experiments with foods and my DH inspired me to do so.

Now I love cooking, it is an art, a creation of my own.

I feel more satisfied to prepare foods for others than for myself, I appreciate good foods but I can also manage with plain rice and salt.
radhuni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 04:13 AM   #18
Senior Cook
Julio's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bronx, NY
Posts: 261
Send a message via AIM to Julio
I remembered another thing! I want to loose weight and the only way that i think i can do it is by cooking stuff that i like and that are healthy.

Julio is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.