My Nana was one of the best cooks in South Jersey...everyone knew about Eunice's pot pie, coconut cakes, turkey dinners, cole slaw, etc., etc...My Mom was a wonderful cook, too and I have just taken it a lot further by trying out any and every recipe that intrigues me....I will try any dish from any culture, bake any bread, try any recipe....I LOVE TO COOK!
My mother was my inspiration. She loved to cook, was an excellent cook and she put her heart into it. I loved to watch her cook when I was a little girl and she began teaching me to cook when I was nine years old.
My grandmother was a good cook and my aunt was very good at cooking and baking cakes. My cooking has also been influenced by marrying into a family with Italian connections and my holidays to Italy and Greece.
Growing fruit and veggies - pushes me to experiment to use them up, when we get a glut, rather than letting them go to waste.
My grandmother and my mother's old Betty Crocker cook book. My grandmother let me help in her kitchen from the time I was a little tot! She didn't care that my biscuits were as flat as pancakes. She still served them at dinner time. Everyone would pretend they were excellent. LOL!
My grandfather and his brother, my great uncle ... These guys would try to outdo each other by having a different ethnic cuisine every other Sunday...They were both accomplished and very talented chefs that prepared food that even the kids liked...I still have all their recipes from those feasts...
The food was terrific, but I recall with affection the weekly gathering of our large family brought together to share the great food, talk, and just catch up on everyone...That was the real blessing of home cooking...
My parents, who taught me about the science of cooking; my grandmother, who was always experimenting with new recipes; and Graham Kerr and Julia Child, who taught me that it's okay to make huge messes in the kitchen!
My parents. My dad started making cookies with us when we were still toddlers, and both of them always encouraged us to help in the kitchen. They're both good cooks in slightly different ways (Dad fancier, Mom homier), so my sister and I learned a lot from them. (My brother doesn't eat, so he never really bothered to learn much cooking, though he at least knows the basics.) I take more after Mom and my sister takes more after Dad, but we're both pretty darn good cooks, and I'd even say my sister is an excellent one.
kerryg very interesting, my house I grew up in is just the oppposite. my mom is the very meticulous cook and my dad the marinade and salsa guy. they both are very good and enjoy watching what comes out of the kitchen. my sister is a great cook and makes stuff up on the fly, and it turns out fantastic. She makes some mean pies too.
Has got to be my dad! If home cooking rocks, then he has got to be a star, a chef with rock star fame. Braggart me It's just that my dad learned how to cook for his whole family at a young age. He had no formal training whatsoever. He just followed his instincts in cooking. By the time he settled down, he was already very good at it. He can make the great omelets, yummy gelatins, and the not-so-easy viands with plenty of ingredients. He can make some dishes just by knowing how they taste and look. Oh by the way, his fried rice - supposedly mundane - is really something!
If I were to asked the same question 5 years ago I would have answered nobody had influenced me,it was just my personal craving to taste new dishes that had inspired me to cook, but recently things has changed I would love to explore more about food and great cooking for me to be able to serve my parents the perfect dish they might haven't imagined they could taste in their whole life!
Cool.... Maybe you could cook up a perfect bio and avatar also.. and that might help you achieve your goal, as others here with serious cooking skills and knowledge, will know that you are serious enough to merit their help. Welcome to HP.
It's hard to say any one person because I grew up to see relatives from both side of my family with restaurants including my mother, two of my aunts and two uncles so I guess my love for cooking started there. As I grew older and watched cooking shows on TV I love Tom Callicio, Chef Bertolli, Booby Fray (most recent), Gordon Ransay. The ones before that I can't remember at all but the Food channel has some inspiration for my love of modern food and world cuisine.
Mmm….. you got me thinking…. I have no idea where my love for cooking came from because I did not have a role model cook in my life. I just started cooking when I left my parent’s home and went to live on my own; that’s when I discovered that I was very enthusiastic about. I became more and more interested and revealed a new lifelong passion.
Interestingly, my greatest influence was a few friends who are chefs, not because they inspired me, but because I didn't always like the things they invented, it helped me get over my fear of cooking. Like it was okay to experiment and not have everything turn out perfectly.
My parents and sisters because we get to bond and chitchat when we cook together. They are the people who inspired me to be a good cook and to appreciate different kinds of food. They are the ones that gave me my first set of cook books that started my collection. Until now, they know that the best gift they can give me is a beautifully illustrated cook book.
My mom influenced me! She is a wonderful cook and at around age eleven or twelve, I became interested in it, and she was always great about letting me practice- whether her clean kitchen became a disaster area or if I filled it with smoke from a recipe gone awry. She never complained and was always fascinated with every new concoction I created. Today, I love to cook and bake and am the first to try a new recipe. So, thanks Mom!
My traditional cooking skills were learned from my mother and grandmother. But healthy cooking, which I am seriously trying to revive in my life, was learned from surfing websites and watching live demos on you tube and vimeo.
I'd have to say my dad. He doesn't cook, but his passion for food is contagious. When I was growing up, we frequented gourmet restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. He was always looking for something fresher and and more delicious. I inherited his passion for food and it's translated into passion for cooking.
My husband's best friend's wife, Marga. Everything that comes out of her kitchen is delicious. She inspired me to put my passion into cooking, which is about the only way to get consistently terrific results. Instead of a task, let it be a creation. That was the turning point for me.
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