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Jakebert
01-01-2012, 12:38 PM
I'm cooking pork chops and sauerkraut for dinner tonight. I will be cooking the sauerkraut in dill mustard.

Does anyone else here like to cook?

Jojan
01-01-2012, 01:52 PM
I cook seldom. But I enjoy it when I do. It nearly always turn out perfect.

Outerspaceman21
01-02-2012, 01:29 AM
I know basic stuff, never really broke out and tried other things. I enjoy cooking spaghetti and meatballs, omelets, grilling burgers and what not, but other than that, nothing to different. I want to, though. I had a cooking class back in high school and I feel all that stuff I learned is going to waste.

samseby
01-02-2012, 05:02 AM
If I had more time I'd actually cook and bake a lot more - I like it cause it's kind of soothing (if you take some friends, a bottle of wine, fresh ingredients etc.).

It's the everyday cooking that's been really bugging me for quite some time now ... starting with the pesky question: What the hell am I going to cook for dinner?

bighead384
01-02-2012, 07:39 AM
Uh, I like Moe's Southwestern Grill. I don't about cooking though.

KickHimWhenHe'sDown
01-02-2012, 10:56 AM
I like making grilled cheese sandwiches. That's about it. I'm hungry now.

Little_Miss_1565
01-02-2012, 11:32 AM
I love to cook. I try to cook just about every meal I eat. It makes me feel a lot healthier than eating out all the time. I've been doing this for just over a year now and I've gotten pretty damn good at it. I love roasting whole chickens.

personal_loans_1
01-02-2012, 02:16 PM
I like how roasted chicken/turkey looks, (my thoughts partialy go to Mr.Bean, warm feelings) but I hate to eat it. I don't like to hold the bones, almost suck them and so on. If food-surgery, then fish-ish only. But I love the taste of poultry. It's my favourite kind of meat. I often make a chicken/turkey's breast chops. Those and soya ones. I love to make fancy sandwiches. Grilled cheese sandwiches too. And salads. I use a lot of tomatoes. Not-measuring things but tasting meal and feeling that all things I used are in right proportions makes me happy. I don't cook often in strict sense, rather in preparing. Enjoy it a lot anyway.

Harleyquiiinn
01-03-2012, 03:16 AM
I love to cook. I try to cook just about every meal I eat. It makes me feel a lot healthier than eating out all the time. I've been doing this for just over a year now and I've gotten pretty damn good at it. I love roasting whole chickens.

You know, I realize that I've been imagining all users from the BBS living in NY City like characters of Friends. The chicken thing doesn't help. Now, my brain thinks you look exactly like Monica. Your appartment is really cool.

Baldwin
01-03-2012, 09:12 AM
I love to cook. I try to cook just about every meal I eat. It makes me feel a lot healthier than eating out all the time. I've been doing this for just over a year now and I've gotten pretty damn good at it. I love roasting whole chickens.

Being able to roast whole birds is the line between "can cook a little" and "can cook, for reals". I can do it, but I avoid it as much as possible because it's tricky, annoying and poultry tastes like cardboard (unless it's gooses).

In keeping with my general cavemannyness and my unwavering belief that Mad Max will happen and I need to be ready for it, I've stopped learning to cook new things in the kitchen, and all the new stuff I try is open fire and coalpit baking, using only dried/canned food (and fresh meat). I can make some pretty decent stuff now, even a few desserts.

Little_Miss_1565
01-03-2012, 09:52 AM
Being able to roast whole birds is the line between "can cook a little" and "can cook, for reals". I can do it, but I avoid it as much as possible because it's tricky, annoying and poultry tastes like cardboard (unless it's gooses).

My birds are mad juicy. It feels like cheating because it's so easy -- rub the skin with spices and canola oil, maybe a few slices of garlic under the skin of the breast, pop it in the oven, and ta-da. It definitely took some practice, but I love how easy it is and how impressive it looks.


In keeping with my general cavemannyness and my unwavering belief that Mad Max will happen and I need to be ready for it, I've stopped learning to cook new things in the kitchen, and all the new stuff I try is open fire and coalpit baking, using only dried/canned food (and fresh meat). I can make some pretty decent stuff now, even a few desserts.

Had a stupidly amazing dinner around a campfire for the new year. Berry cobbler cooked in a cast-iron dutch oven over the coals. Recommended.

Baldwin
01-03-2012, 12:00 PM
If you've got chickens mastered, you should try roasting a whole rabbit, just for the challenge of it. I could never get that one right. Whole roasted rabbit is excellent, but not nearly excellent enough to justify the insane difficulty of cooking it properly. I only use them for stewing now.

And the best campfire recipe from Australia, make yourself a simple bread dough out of water, flour and a little salt. Then get yourself a good thick branch, an inch or two thick at least, and sharpen the end into a good vampire-slaying stake. Roll the dough into a snake about a half-inch thick, and coil it around the sharpened stake. Then you toast it over an open fire. You'll end up with a deliciously crisp-on-the-outside-gooey-on-the-inside pocket that you can fill with jam and cream, or bananas and melted chocolate, or whatever else you fancy. That's what we roast over campfires instead of marshmellows or sausages or any other inferior garbage. We call them "twisties".

jacknife737
01-05-2012, 05:54 PM
I've gotten somewhat proficient at cooking for myself. I can roast a pretty decent Cornish hen. It's pretty fun, and i don't even mind the clean up afterwards; i suppose it helps that i can't stand leftovers, which sort of forces you to create something new every night.

Next though, i'd really like to learn how to bake.

adombomb222
01-06-2012, 10:58 AM
I really enjoy cooking and baking, and since I don't get to do it too much anymore with living in a college dorm, I've really enjoyed my time home for winter break! I really enjoy playing around with spices and spice blends in my cooking

Last night I baked three batches of flat bread, two with a zatar seasoning and the last with cinnamon at my mothers request.

the_real_potomek
01-24-2012, 04:36 AM
I love cooking and baking. I love trying new recipes, I love experimenting in the kitchen, I love trying new tastes, I love getting to know other countries' cuisines. I also enjoy when people eat what I've cooked and like it, actually even more than eating the dish myself. What I loved the most and I'm still looking forward to do it again was when I cooked for my tipsy friends in the middle of the night, being tipsy myself and just adding whatever I felt like adding, knowing that they'd like anything I'd cooked.
I also love decorating cakes and cookies. I can spend the whole day just sitting and decorating cookies or gingerbreads, trying to make each one special.