What is the first meal you learned to cook? Did someone teach you or did you le

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  1. StayPos profile image76
    StayPosposted 12 years ago

    What is the first meal you learned to cook?  Did someone teach you or did you learn it yourself?


  2. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 12 years ago


    Not sure wgat my first meal was , remember making a dessert Apple pudding at about age 11, Mum taught me how to make a roast when young . I enjoy cooking especially on the open fire/

  3. zoey24 profile image76
    zoey24posted 12 years ago

    My Mum taught me how to make a spagetti bolonaise when i was about 12, and then taught me how to make other meals and desserts as i got older.

  4. ii3rittles profile image80
    ii3rittlesposted 12 years ago

    I always helped my mom make holiday cookies since i was 6. The first meal i learned to make was eggs. I still can't get sunny side right to this day! lol

  5. Krysanthe profile image91
    Krysantheposted 12 years ago

    Oh...I remember making baked "fried" chicken with my mom.  The recipe was so simple I still use it today.

  6. Looarah profile image58
    Looarahposted 12 years ago

    I can't really remember for sure but I think it might have been lasagne.

  7. dorothy0328 profile image71
    dorothy0328posted 12 years ago

    Actually the first dish I learned how to make was spagetti and meat sauce. Started out using jars of sauce then learned how to make it from scratch aside from the pasta by the age of 16. Believe it or not I was pretty much a microwave queen at the age of 18 however when my friends tasted my spagetti they started buying everything I needed for a huge spagetti dinner every week at their place that I cooked for about 20 people. Now at the age of 33 I am a cooking fool and I am very good at it. I have a few recipes on my profile here with more to come one of the best ones I have posted so far is slow cooked chicken and turnips. Here is the link if you are interested http://hubpages.com/hub/Crockpot-Chicken-and-turnups

  8. dipsmi profile image65
    dipsmiposted 12 years ago

    my first meal was prawn fry...i learned it from you tube!!!

  9. cjcarter profile image74
    cjcarterposted 11 years ago

    Macaroni and cheese! I always wanted to stir it when my mom or dad made it smile

  10. justateacher profile image85
    justateacherposted 11 years ago

    My first meal I learned to cook was bacon and eggs for my father. He had cancer and was not doing well, and I was home from school that day because I had another ear infection or bronchitis. He was hungry and craving bacon and eggs but couldn't get out of bed long enough to make it himself. I had never cooked before. From his bed he gave me step by step instructions on how to make eggs over easy and bacon that was just the right amount of crispy. He also taught me how to make pancakes from scratch and how to know the exact time to flip them so that they were perfect - but that was another day and another story.

  11. eye say profile image74
    eye sayposted 11 years ago

    I used to assist my mom in the kitchen all the time, but the first thing I actually cooked by myself was grilled cheese. It was my favorite. I cooked it for my sisters and brothers and I liked to do it. My mom taught me how. When I cooked by myself for the first time, I was very comfortable with the stove. I love to cook now and make almost everything from scratch.

  12. gryphin423 profile image60
    gryphin423posted 11 years ago

    It was scrambled eggs and my mom taught me ;-)

  13. patbess profile image57
    patbessposted 11 years ago

    Spaghetti. So easy to make and sooooo good.

  14. onegoodwoman profile image69
    onegoodwomanposted 11 years ago

    I was able to put a full meal, meat, an array of veggies, beans, cornbread, on the table by the  time I was 10.   My Grandmother was in the hospital with appendicitis ( sp).

    Whatever, I knew, I learned at  her knee.   But, there was no 'formal' instruction of, first sear the meat, peel the potatoes, make the gravy, brown the bread.   There were no recipies.

    Truly, I learned by emulating what she did.

  15. shamani67 profile image60
    shamani67posted 11 years ago

    I learnt to cook at school in Home Economics class. The meal that I learnt to cook at home for when Mum worked late was Bangers and Mash. (Fried sausages and mashed potato).

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    mickelarrposted 11 years ago

    The first "meal" I learned to cook, I think, was waffles with special syrup. The waffles were easy enough -- just throw em in the toaster. The syrup was regular pancake syrup I'd warm up in a pot on the stove and melt some butter in it. I thought that was pretty clever when I was a little kid.

    Then microwaves came along and the whole exercise got much easier!

  17. vox vocis profile image82
    vox vocisposted 11 years ago

    Home-made soup. My grandma taught me to make soup when I was about 10 years old smile

  18. thertastore profile image39
    thertastoreposted 11 years ago

    I didn't forget that I was made Rice first time..

  19. Brian Weekes profile image60
    Brian Weekesposted 11 years ago

    The first meal I learned to cook was actually a type of biscuit, yellow in colour that was made out of custard powder, butter and a lot of other ingredients.

    I would press them down onto the tray with a fork and cook them like that. My mother also liked to put a bit of cherry in the top of them for special occassions.

    Sadly, I did not get to cook them many more times. I seem to recall making the dough a number of times and then eating it raw until eventually my mother caught me in the act and then I was banned from cooking.

  20. flikabing profile image57
    flikabingposted 11 years ago

    I started cooking tinolang isda (fish soap), it is common soup in the Philippines and is loved by most filipinos. My cousin shared some tips before i made my own...smile

  21. jaywigz311 profile image59
    jaywigz311posted 11 years ago

    My dad taught me how to make scrambled eggs.

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    CareerMinded2011posted 11 years ago

    I learned to cook my first meal on my own with some inspiration from growing up in a family where family meals were an important.  I do not recall what my first meal was but it was probably a peanut butter and jelly sandwich considering that is smiple and most young children love them.

  23. sandra walsh profile image61
    sandra walshposted 11 years ago

    It is difficult to say which meal was the first. One thing is for sure, I probably learned how to cook from one of three people in my family. My aunt, grandmother and mother all taught me how to cook and I had been doing it before I was 9. It is really a difficult thing to remember especially when one has been cooking since he/she can remember. The top first meal, and I'm not sure about this either, would probably be hot oatmeal with fruit and honey.

  24. NessaMetharam profile image58
    NessaMetharamposted 11 years ago

    Filipino dish called Sinigang. It's a soup with lots of stuff in it. My mom had to leave early. She left the instructions on the table. Magically, it turned out pretty good.

  25. remodelproducts profile image60
    remodelproductsposted 11 years ago

    I learn to make soup and omelet. when I made soup first time it was too bad but omelet is quite good.

  26. equine profile image68
    equineposted 11 years ago

    Peanut Butter, honey and Banana sandwich on toasted bread. I think I learned it from Mr. Rogers. I loved it when I was little.

  27. profile image0
    Zooey LeRoseposted 11 years ago


    The first meal I cooked was peanut butter pancakes... I was really hungry and no one was home... I was watching Wayne's World and just grabbed the pancake box and followed the instructions... I remembered they were as soft as the pancakes in IHOP... In the end I would add crunchy peanut butter in between them with strawberry syrup and a cold glass of milk... They never came out the same ever again but was a delicious moment I will never forget...

  28. Mercia Collins profile image66
    Mercia Collinsposted 11 years ago

    I don't remember actually learning to cook. We just stood talking to Mum in the Kitchen and she would ask us to do little things from when we were tiny. Gradually we did bigger things. I probably cooked my first meal at around nine years old, when I could reach the cooker safely. However, what it was is lost in the mists of time.

    But I could cook a roast Sunday dinner when I was 11, roast meat, roast potatoes, 2 vegetables and gravy. My mother was a great cook and later became a chef. We are all fair cooks too.

  29. thegamer1 profile image58
    thegamer1posted 11 years ago

    I did pasta. I saw my mother do it, and one day I got into the kitchen and did it myself. The kitchen was a mess!
    First, I didn't boil the water. I just threw the pasta to a cooking pan, and lighted the fire.
    When I got it that I'm doing something wrong, I just poured some water in, and waited for 20 minuted. I have create mash-pasta. It was a gooey, sticky blend of noodles, and it was horrible. I was very proud. My mother didn't let me near the kitchen for a year later...

  30. Cat R profile image67
    Cat Rposted 11 years ago

    That was a long time ago, but I think it was scrambled eggs. To my shame I have to say that my children often cook better than I do. I never was the housewifely type. I rather paint a house or cut the grass.
    My Mom tried her best to teach me, but it required patience for me to stand there and listen; and I have never been one to have the patience to sit/stand still.

  31. AndyK26 profile image60
    AndyK26posted 11 years ago

    I don’t know if you can call it a meal but first thing I remember learning to cook was pancakes smile now I am pancake master

  32. mom101 profile image61
    mom101posted 11 years ago

    I had been visiting with my grandparents for about a week and dad called to tell me he was coming after me. I was probably 5 or 6 and I wanted to cook him breakfast.

    Granny helped me to make him scrambled eggs, (home raised) biscuits, gravy, hash browns and grits. Just give me an egg sandwich and I'm ok, but this is Dad. He deserves a feast.

  33. tswilson profile image61
    tswilsonposted 11 years ago

    Cereal would be the first if that counts as a meal.  My parents taught me.  In terms of a true meal, my mom taught me how to make mac n cheese.

  34. shahrey profile image57
    shahreyposted 11 years ago

    Melding machine make cake & drop into  bowls and eat it. Enjoy it.

  35. flowmeter profile image60
    flowmeterposted 11 years ago

    I think that it was cheese on toast with sugar and I believe that I did it myself although I had previously watched someone else do it

  36. Senoritaa profile image80
    Senoritaaposted 11 years ago

    I believe it was scrambled eggs, because they are simplest to make. I did follow mom in a lot of her preparations, but scrambled eggs is the first dish I made by myself, and I messed up the easiest recipe!!

  37. Jaime Brewise profile image60
    Jaime Brewiseposted 11 years ago

    Scrambled eggs with cheese, my Dad taught me.

  38. Lynne_Eliz profile image60
    Lynne_Elizposted 11 years ago

    Rice Salad because all I had to do was boil the rice and chop up all the uncooked vegies and it was so tasty.  This became a favourite addition to many family meals.

  39. Frankly Baked profile image36
    Frankly Bakedposted 11 years ago

    the first thing i knew how to cook was ramen noodles lol, although i don't know if that counts

  40. Jinat Mustary profile image59
    Jinat Mustaryposted 11 years ago

    My mom is a very good cook.She can cook food very quickly and I used to see that.My first meal which I cooked was salmon fish curry and I was very excited that day :-)

  41. Trudy Chappell profile image60
    Trudy Chappellposted 11 years ago

    The first meal I ever cooked for my family was Christmas lunch. I was 17 and my mum had died not long before. I hadn't cooked a meal for my family before and was shocked at how hard it was to cook such an important meal. Needless to say I burned some things that day but luckily our next door neighbour came to my rescue and replaced all the ruined food. That was 38 years age and I have been cooking Christmas lunch ever since.

  42. EpicDork18 profile image58
    EpicDork18posted 11 years ago

    First thing i learned how to make was a grilled cheese sandwich. i was in preschool, and we made it with a clothes iron. I still remember it like it was yesterday

  43. ehow101 profile image39
    ehow101posted 11 years ago

    Well. the first meal I tried to cook was potatoe salada and it ended up in the trash...

  44. thecoffeewrite profile image71
    thecoffeewriteposted 11 years ago

    The first meal I remember replicating was my father's spaghetti, which by the way is Delicioso! He doesn't use measurements, so he had to tell me what to put in it and I had to season to taste.  Needless to say I made it too salty at first, thus is when I learned the art of watering down spaghetti sauce.  These days I just buy the pre-seasoned sauce jars, it saves me a lot of trouble over seasoning.  Don't tell him I told you that.

  45. Steve Orion profile image61
    Steve Orionposted 11 years ago

    Ramen noodles! I lived off those one summer when my mom was too lazy to cook. Easy and delicious, with a minimal learning curve!

  46. samanthamayer profile image68
    samanthamayerposted 11 years ago

    Pasta. With onions, garlic, tomatoes, capsicum, carrots, beef mince, cheese, herbs and spices, and other delicious ingredients... My auntie walked me through it, and I'm very grateful. Pasta is a very easy dish and something I prepare a lot, although I find a lot of people resort to making it very plain and bland. I love making pasta because with a few little tricks and extra things thrown in it's easy to whip up a tasty brew!

  47. NiaG profile image82
    NiaGposted 11 years ago

    I burned toast in order to make breakfast. I remember I snuck and did it and the smell of course filled the whole house and I knew I was gonna get it.

  48. Eight8Consulting profile image57
    Eight8Consultingposted 11 years ago

    I cooked macaroni for my family when i was a kid & every one at my place loved it

  49. MichaelWriter profile image61
    MichaelWriterposted 11 years ago

    I learned how to make toasted (some say "grilled") cheese sandwiches by watching my mom make them. I'm not able to cook/back much today, but I still make the best toasted cheese sandwiches.

  50. Tabiee profile image60
    Tabieeposted 11 years ago

    I cooked KFC chicken. I was in grade 11 and was just 17. I learned it from a cooking channel. My family liked it very much! It was so delicious!


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