(Closed) Do people still cook?

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think there are many fewer people cooking at home. Any many people are viewing cooking in much simpler terms. IE making a box of rice a roni and baking a premade frozen dish.

 

However, there are still lots of people that cook. And probably more men that cook than did in the 1950s, just fewer women.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@angustia:  I feel the same way! Especially about tricks with cleaning. Difficult stains, laundry, etc.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I cook, from scratch, 90% of the time. We do not do hamburger helper or any of that, any casserole type meal I make is from scratch (minus the noodles). I love to cook and play around in the kitchen. And typically, I follow the recipe loosely unless I am baking!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I love cooking from scratch! I’m making a great stirfry tonight and just finished the prepwork!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My mom didn’t teach me jack when I was growing up. Seriously, I didn’t learn a damn thing about cooking from her. She was REALLY depressed in my last couple years of high school, so she didn’t cook much either, and was really uninvolved with myself and my brothers. 

I didn’t really start cooking until about 3 years ago, because I needed to save money. Now I cook all the time. All of my close friends and even non-close friends cook. I think it’s sort of an age thing and a life-stage thing. Most of my friends are in relationships/have kids, so they sort of *have* to cook. Those same people cook with their spouses, though – so instead of just the husband or just the wife cooking, they generally do it together or trade off (like Darling Husband and I). 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not a great cook, but we do cook for ourselves waaaay more than we eat out. If we do eat out, its because we didnt have time that night. Tonight we are having a stew type thing my FH made in the slow cooker. I’ll make noodles and salad before dinner.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wish I knew more meals to cook.  I honestly try, and do cook sometimes.  I don’t do quick meals out of a box, but honestly… Sometimes I’ll just have yogurt or granola for supper, haha.

 

I do enjoy trying new recipes though, and know a fair amount of cooking Basics (how to properly chop an onion, broil, boil, sautee, how to hold a knife, a fair amount of nutrition). Does that count? 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I cook very often. However; after working all day and a 2 hour commute, it’s not something I look forward to! I can understand wanting to do something fast and easy, but Darling Husband has stomach issues so we aren’t able to eat a lot of “easy” meals. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well, i never really learned to cook, and im just now really learning. My fiance on the other hand is an amazing cook! We used to eat out alot too, but now money kinds tight so were staying in more, giving me a change to learn!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I actually love cooking, never really did a lot of it until after college though.  I totally get that it’s so convenient not to, though.  I know a ton of people who pretty much just eat out or microwave everything.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@angustia:  I would say I caught on pretty quickly. Started small at first though, and not very often. When I worked retail full time and did school full time, my schedule was super messed up so I could only do it once or twice a week. Otherwise, I didn’t have time. When Darling Husband and I started dating, we started cooking most days out of the week. Now we cook almost every day! I would say it wasn’t until I met him a few months later that I really hit my stride. He was into it too, which really helped and made me want to learn and try new things. I would say he’s the better cook. I still suck at timing things out, but my food always turns out super tasty!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My mother cannot cook. At all. The one dish she knows how to make is spaghetti. I learned everything I know about cooking from my dad. If they hadn’t gotten married young I think my mother might have starved. And there are days when I pull out a box of hamburger helper but I’d say I actually cook from scratch 60% of the time.  We go out for food about 5% of the time and that is actually a pretty high estimation. And Fiance cooks about 15% of the time so I guess we use meal helpers of some kind 20% of the time.

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