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I'll Do All the Cooking

I've been cooking virtually my whole life. I come from a family where most of the men know how to cook. I like it so much that I considered going to chef's school. What always stops me is I worry that if it becomes my job then I won't want to do it in my leisure life. I love cooking for friends and family. I especially like cooking for a special lady. I don't just replicate recipes...I make my own. Sometimes I remember to write them down, sometimes they are a one time thing. I don't use measuring cups or spoons, everything is by feel and taste. I've been told many times that I should write a book and who knows maybe some day I will. For now though, I cook for those that are close to me. I find it incredibly relaxing.....a huge stress reliever. It can also be the start to the perfect romantic evening. Food can be incredibly sexual.

bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 86 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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Would you please share some recipes. I'm curious. I would like to have an idea about your cooking style.

My Grandmother always said cooking is an act of love :)

I think your grandmother is wise :)

What can you cook? ;) any favourite recipes? Share! :)

cute you are always cute. LOL!

Ah....I cook by feel not recipe so you'll have to visit my kitchen and witness the madness/magic in person :)
Nice to see you Duchess :)

i'm 14 and i'm just getting in to cooking all i've mad is some cookies that turned out to be soft but nice & cupcake's that crumbuld when touched but tasted ok. so i've masterd the tast but not the presentation lol i've still got a lot to lern =( but i've got a life time to do that =)...

You are right. Cooking is a life long learning experience :)

if you love it run with it because I have been in kitchen professionally for twenty five years, if you are good you can get a job anywhere! I do it for a living and still love cooking at home!

The way to a woman's heart? :)

See Sexxy Bassy I knew I wasn't wrong a man who will cook for me, well let's just say we will both be very happy..:)

:)

Sorry. I should've but couldn't resist.<br />
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I had the right to remain silent......

lol.<br />
Why does the bride wear white?<br />
So that the dishwasher will match the stove.<br />
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:P

You are clearly insane :P

That usually means that you are wearing your hats too tight. lol

I make really good souvlaki, sate and the best guacamole. Most of my recipes evolve over the years.

I am not a chef but have cooked in restaurant for 30 years. it is indeed very relaxing and extremely gratifying especially when people recognize and appreciate your talent! I rarely messure except for in some baking and bread making where measurements are crucial.i THINK ANY GOOD COOK SHOULD ALWAYS MAKE RECIPES THEIR OWN .i love making comfort food what is your speciality?

lol<br />
Not married

You good to marry me or u already married?

So.....when can I expect you? :)

That I could do with one arm tied behind my back :)

What's your pleasure? :)

I'd cook for you anytime Sunshine :)

Amen to that :)

YES! I also find cooking very good for stress. I love seeing people's reaction to what I cook or bake. I love smelling the spices and mixing up new things to try a new flavor in foods. Food can be so comforting, I love making someone feel comforted with a home cooked meal. <3

I like to cook too. Cooking is fun.

Well.....I make guacomole that's so good you'll want to eat it with a spoon. I make and make up lots of things really. I cook from the heart so I rarely measure anything or use a recipe for more than reference. I make really good sate and souvlaki too.

"They" say the best cooks never measure...

Do you have a specialty dish? Or a certain type such as Italian or Mexican, etc...

Thanks for your comments.

Go for the school, I also enjoy cooking and I am currently enrolled at AI. They are teaching me ways to prepare and present items that will bring your family over the edge.

ahh yes i do know what its like td do all my gf unfortunatly told me its a pain in the *** for HER for ME to cook for HER... needless to say i havnt cooked in awhile

How is it a pain for her when you cook?

Yes, it can be good. Good luck in the Chef school of life. Everytime you cook, you learn.

I'm ok on laundry up until the folding part - lol<br />
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Sure, although some of my recipes are so good that after I share them with you I'd have to kill you to protect their secret :P<br />
lol

Yes....I can't really comment on it either. I think it might either be really great or really bad depending on how the couple worked together.

Indeed. Well put.

No doubt - lol

By the time I'm done with you, you'll be able to buy a wooden fleet!! lol

Thank you LMM :)<br />
I really do love watching people eat what I've created. <br />
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I'm counting on that Vignette !<br />
Soon I'll have enough saved up to buy a shiny new wooden car - lol

Smart alec! Expect another wooden nickel coming your way! lol

Its easy.....handful of this...pinch of that....little salt thrown over the shoulder from three feet away...lol

For any man that likes to cook I say right on!! Which reminds me, you still owe me that hummus recipe! :-)

That's what it's all about. Changing things up and listening to your heart.

i also love to cook. i often do not follow recipe books. i just get ideas from them then cook it the way i want it.

Thats a good start. What foods do you like?

It's a lovely action and story, thanks for sharing! :D<br />
I like to cook but only the food I like.... :p

I'm with you on that Kindal. Food can definitely be erotic and there is nothing that I like more than cooking for my fiance. I also am not formally trained. I think that formal training can actually stand in your way a bit. I cook with my heart first and my head second. You never know what combination might be a winner.

love to cook or want to learn how to cook check out this site of top cook books it has just been opened but still also under construct so when you follow the link a password box will come up use the pass word i tell you to<br />
take alook so if there is anything that takes you fancy <br />
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http://topchef.website.curzwebdesign.com<br />
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password 12345

love to cook or want to learn how to cook check out this site of top cook books it has just been opened but still also under construct so when you follow the link a password box will come up use the pass word i tell you to<br />
take alook so if there is anything that takes you fancy <br />
<br />
http://topchef.website.curzwebdesign.com<br />
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password 12345

lol<br />
Thanks for the comment.<br />
I know all about long hours. I own a small business that does on call service work. If I ever get involved with the restaurant business it will be as an owner overseeing things not actual hands on. I'm not scared of hard work though. I would look forward to the challenge.

He was on thirds when we were still on firsts -lol

Well.....if Blue was an indication, fourths and fifths - lol

I've tossed around the idea for years......going back as far as my twenties.<br />
No soup for you !!!!

Thank you :)<br />
It may eventually be in my future to have my own restaurant. Who knows.....

Sounds like love to me. I think if you did actually do your love for your job you'de find that you still love it and still want to cook in your lesure time. ANd really think about a book if that's what your friends suggest. Continue your love for cooking. Who doesn't enjoy food. And you're right a good meal can make an evening wonderfull.

I may eventually get around to that. It's hard to put to paper how I cook because it's literally different every time. I try things, modify things, add things, take away things and change the proportions. It's rare that I measure anything.

You should definitely write book about cooking, you have a lot of talent!

That is true providing that you are lucky enough to be with someone that click with on that level.

The intimacy of cooking together can be incredibly sexual too. There is just something about being in the kitchen together, a little music, a little wine, creating something together.

I can imagine. For me that's always been the way so I sometimes look forward to days where I don't have to cook.

I've done most of the cooking for the family. Its always a tiny little thrill when the boys pass right by my wife and ask me whats for dinner.

One of the most frugal recipes is something my mom used to make when we were kids. We were very poor and I didn't even know it. She used to boil some pasta then top it with cottage cheese and a bit of sour cream. It is fast, cheap and remained a family favorite because it tastes great too. If my mom had some extra money she would cook up a little bacon and crumble it on top. Yum !

I love to cook. I'm experimenting with frugal recipes - all the food prices have risen sharply recently in the UK. I can rarely afford to buy meat these days...

I love to cook. I'm experimenting with frugal recipes - all the food prices have risen sharply recently in the UK. I can rarely afford to buy meat these days...

cause I would have had to cook the vegan-lol

You may be right.

Definitely do not do it for a living. You wil no longer want to do it for fun because it won't be. It wil be work

Triffle???

was just talking about food with a good friend of mine on here....rice pudding, apple pie and custard...triffle...I love cooking :)

It's very rewarding watching happy faces get stuffed with food :)

oh yes i;m finally starting to see it. I;ve never been into cooking but lately it changed and now i;m trying to learn to cook. it's satisfying when you see your friends or family eat and like what you make with your own hands. not doing anything complicatd yet but there are ideas i will want to explore once i work on my effectiveness in the kitchen. i'm pretty clumsy and work very slow for the time being but the effects are nice. Cooking and baking help when tyou;re feeling afraid or anxious too.

Why thank you for the kind words Sunshine :)

Yep.....I never discount the importance of a chicken nugget-lol

I'm with you Bass. I love to cook, when I have the time and can really make something worth eating... But getting dinner on the table in 45 min or less for 5 people, with at least 2 or 3 complaining is something I could live without. Just saying...

Wow, both ends of the scale in two comments-lol<br />
You are right edge, the long process of working your way up and the lousy pay that goes with it is what kept me from school. I have kids to support so I can't go backwards financially. I am also lucky to love what I am doing for a living.<br />
I can't imagine what combined flavors will end up tasting like so I do a lot of experimenting de.

I think you should go to Chef's school. There is an old saying, "Do something you love to make money and you'll never "work" another day in your life." I have a friend who is a Chef and he stills loves to make really cool things for social dinners. I love to cook too and you're right, experiment. Do you imagine the tastes in your mind? I found I can and it works great.

You should probably stick to cooking in your leisure life. Culinary school is a waste of time (for the most part), and working your way up the skill ladder the good ol' fashioned way is no picnic either. <br />
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I hate cooking with every fiber of my being .

Why thank you miss sugah

They do? I had no idea-lol

Can a person ever be too dang precious?-lol

Oh? And what things am I?

That sounds like an offer that I'd be crazy to refuse.

Well you know, I never thought of it as a way of getting out of dish washing duty. You may have something there....hmmm.

Nice rule :)
I'm single so I still have to do both most of the time.

I couldn't agree more Bass, I love to cook as well.<br />
If you did it for a living you would never have to was the first dish. How could that not be great? : )

I'd be happy to cook for you anytime princess.<br />
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Thanks for the comments ggzo although I'm not sure where you drew your sexless marriage conclusions from. I'm a very private person and would not post that type of thing one way or another in an open forum.

Hey Bass...We seem to be kindred souls in the sexless marriage side and now here. I could have written your story. (Except there was no strong cooking influence growing up - I just kinda did it for me) I started when I was a teenage working a short order breakfast bar. Then into the restaurant. Then cooking for 200+ for steak cookouts. Then it was extra money to get through school. Now it's just for me and those I like to share with. Friends and those "special" ones who really appreciate something nice. <br />
I recently started really working with chocolate. First you make that sensual meal you describe, then finish it with some to die for chocloate desserts, truffles & treats and.... :-)

Hang in there warmth. I am going to be posting some recipes here as soon as I get a little free time. If you like vegetarian I have a real good bok choy stir fry with almonds and bean sprouts that is really good and really quick to make.<br />
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Really the key to becoming a good cook is to experiment. Find a recipe you like and change it a bit. Add something different, maybe try a different spice or change the quantities of ingredients. I've had a few clunkers that were pretty inedible but that's how I develop most of my stuff. a lot of trial and error.

bam...bam!!!!-lol<br />
I love Emeril. I ate at one of his restaurants when I was in New Orleans last year. Fantastic food....they love him there too. They all rave about what a great guy he is.

MMMM Strawberries and whipped cream. Lasagna and fresh crusty bread = perfect romantic meal.... Yummy Bass maybe you are the next Emeril in the making!!!

MMMM Strawberries and whipped cream. Lasagna and fresh crusty bread = perfect romantic meal.... Yummy Bass maybe you are the next Emeril in the making!!!

MMMM Strawberries and whipped cream. Lasagna and fresh crusty bread = perfect romantic meal.... Yummy Bass maybe you are the next Emeril in the making!!!