Has there been one person or several people in your live that have inspired your cooking? For me that person is definitely Alton Brown. He doesn't just give recipes, he teaches the how's and why's of cooking.
Inspired my cooking? Absolutely ridiculous.
I was taught to cook by my father. No inspiration required/needed or warranted.
My motivation was self improvement. To do for myself.
Mom aspired me in all honesty and pushing me along with more additional recipes has been Emeril and Chef Ramsey.
In the very first instance, it was an uncle who used to show me tricks as to how they used to cook with scavenged ingredients, when he was serving with the Royal Air Force in the jungles of South-East Asia. Although the ingredients obviously weren't exactly the same, he showed me some amazing techniques for cooking with basic ingredients and only with what nature provided in terms of cooking tools and heat sources.
I used to get shown a lot of tricks going on fishing trips, etc, from early childhood. Unfortunately, I honestly can't remember to this day who it was that showed me how to cook fresh fish in newspaper, on a beach, in an open fire. That is so easy but also really impressive for anyone who's never seen it done before. For some reason, the procedure only works with saltwater and not fresh.
Great post, as so many people nowadays are inspired by the instructions on their microwaveable meal packaging...
I know this is a very common answer, but my mom! She's a great cook and I squirreled away a ton of her recipes I use now with my family. Although like I said she's a great cook, I think the thing that most influenced my cooking and love for food was her sense of adventure when cooking and also her sense of tradition! We always had sit down dinners. It was a way to come together. For me, eating is coming together as a community so food tastes best when shared.
Ming Tsai, Lydia Bostianich, Emeril and Martha Stewart. I can't get enough of cooking shows, which inspires me, which makes for better dinners around here.
Nothing could ever inspire me to cook. When my kids were little the need to come up with decent, healthy, meals for them "inspired" me do at least that much. These days, I'm happy when everyone is all together, so I don't mind being the one to come up with a meal they'll enjoy (or even if only one person is here). It's never about the food for me, though. It's always about "It's what mothers do," and "I don't want my kids to have a mother who never does it." If my kids aren't going to be here for a meal it's all about eating out or having coffee for dinner.
grandma favorite was round new years all type of gooddies yummy my fav was the haladets(cow feet cooked for long time to jelly)
My mother inspired my cooking, she was the best before she passed.
by AlliOop 6 years ago
When it comes to cooking, some people cook strictly from a recipe, no deviations. And then there are those who just make it up as they go along. So I have a two part question.1) Which type of cook are you?2) Do you think one method is better than the other, and if so why?
by delmer47 8 years ago
My Mom and Dad taught me how to cook at an early age, I would say around 11 or 12. Fried oysters, bacon and eggs, cornbread, baked grilled cheese and fried chicken were just a few of the first recipes I learned (I'm from the South, can you tell?) Their early teachings cultivated a love of food and...
by steinbergr 7 years ago
Puff Pastry in the MicrowaveI don't have an oven or a toaster oven and I want to make frozen pastries like pigs in a blanket, am I able to make then in a microwave oven?
by Deborah Neyens 7 years ago
Do you cook without a cookbook? How do you do it?
by Michael Willis 10 years ago
I know for some, cooking is like a chore, but I always have enjoyed cooking. I lovvvveeeeee food! lol, I call food a "hobby." Thank goodness for high metabolism in the family genes. Nothing like experimenting with food and ingredients & spices to see what you can come up with.
by brenda12lynette 2 years ago
How do you motivate yourself to cook after a hard day at work?My job isn't even that difficult and there are days I come home with no motivation to cook. I know anything I make will taste better than carry out or frozen dinners, so why do I drag my feet? What do you do to convince yourself the...
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