Cooking

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by MommaJenny, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. MommaJenny

    MommaJenny Member

    Cooking has always been a passion of mine and it seems to come naturally to me. What started out as a hobby turned into an opportunity and I now operate a successful part-time catering business. It's a lot of work, but I really love doing it. Do we have anyone here who has a knack for the culinary arts?
     
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  2. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    I specialize in eating.

    Also do a considerable amount of cooking for family and friends.
     
  3. BrianW

    BrianW Active Member

    I've always loved cooking, trying out and tweaking others recipes and creating my own. Give me a stove, grill or an open fire and coals and I can whip up things to make almost anyone happy. Give me a hot fire and the right kind of rock and I can make a pizza that's a heck of a lot better than you can get at a take out joint.

    Er...unless it's a real pizza place that uses a brick oven and wood. Then I would say I can at least match up with them.
     
  4. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    I like cooking, but I hate the mess it makes. So I tend to go with basic recipes that require very little ingredients.
     
  5. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    I do most of the cooking here, especially during the school year. I do enjoy it although the repertoire is somewhat limited.
     
  6. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    I enjoy limited repertoire as well. I'm very habitual.
     
  7. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    What the kids are willing to eat does also factor into those limitations.
     
  8. hisleast

    hisleast FISHBEAT!

    Started really falling in love with it a few years back. Really regret not listening more to my mom when she tried to teach me.... though I guess with difference in generation's thoughts on roles, she was teaching it as a survival thing, not an art.

    So I'm slowly piecing together stuff on my own. Especially difficult when we have gluten and dairy restrictions in our house.
     
  9. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    We have the dairy restrictions as well, along with a vegetarian and a vegan. Always makes it lots of work for meals.
     
  10. Cloudwalker

    Cloudwalker The genuine, original, one and only Cloudwalker Staff Member

    I don't do it much any more but I enjoy cooking, but I'm a baker at heart.
     
  11. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    We had a camp cook (and former camp caterer) for a couple seasons who was a full-on European chef who learned his trade on the Holland America Line. Hands down the best food ever. He also had his part-time drunk German baker friend (very Duitsland, Duitsland, uber alles-type at that), who baked up a storm (Black Forest cake, anyone?). Our cook thought that the baker, if he would clean up, would be like a top baker in the country. All in a small 10-12 man camp. Good times. Especially when pulling all-nighters underground.

    And as the chef put it: "Baking is a science, cooking is an art."
     
  12. hisleast

    hisleast FISHBEAT!

    Had a chocolatier friend who said "engineers bake, but you have to be a physicist to chocolate" (had a PHD in physics)
     
  13. MommaJenny

    MommaJenny Member

    I have always said exactly that. I used to bake year 'round, but these days I only put on my baking hat when specifically requested to do so and at Christmas when I spend four days baking several thousand cookies. The Christmas bake-fest is truly a labor of love.
     
  14. Scooby_Snax

    Scooby_Snax Rut-Roh

    I also love to cook. Today I am going to make a black bean recipe I found online called The Lazy Cook's Black Beans.
    No, there will not be a video. :)
    I am attempting to completely eliminate processed foods from my diet. I want to know what is in what I eat, and the only way to do that is to cook from scratch.
    I will be making homemade whole white wheat flour tortillas this weekend, which is a 24 hour process due to the "resting" period for the dough and time for separating whey from plain yogurt which also makes yogurt cheese.... Not sure what that is like. :)
     
  15. Scooby_Snax

    Scooby_Snax Rut-Roh

    I never made the tortillas..but the beans turned out very good.

    I have the ingredients for homemade spaghetti sauce...not sure if this will be tomorrow night or the next.
    Sweet Italian sausage and ground beef with a lot of veggies.
    What happened to MommaJenny?
     
  16. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    I occasionally make what we call 'awesome potatoes'. I'm sure there is a proper name for it: mashed potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, ham, chives, topped with some grated cheese and bacon bits. Then baked. Basically a fully dressed baked potato casserole. Yum.
     
  17. RabbiKnife

    RabbiKnife Open the pod bay door, please HAL.

    Cabbage, bacon, onions.

    So good I eat the leftovers cold from the frig...
     
  18. Scooby_Snax

    Scooby_Snax Rut-Roh

    teddyv, sounds super good. Never had ham in a baked potato but I would definatly eat it in moderation. :)
    I do want the cabbage bacon onion recipe RabbiKnife-- I have a similar Hungarian recipe that might need some tweeking.
     
  19. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

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  20. IMINXTC

    IMINXTC Time Bandit

    Love cooking. Hate to cook.:D
     

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