View Full Version : Are you a good cook?

August 22nd, 2012, 10:06 AM
Do you know how to cook? Or do your parents cook your meals for you?

Can you make extravagant dishes? Do you know how to bake? What are some of your favourite foods to make?

Are you a good cook?

August 22nd, 2012, 10:14 AM
Yes. n.n I cook all the time and I'm told I'm very talented at it; it's the only thing about myself I admit to being really good at. xD My signature 'dishes' are pork pies with quail eggs inside and practically anything made with mince :3 I also bake tonnes of cakes, apparently the best of which was a black forest gateaux, and I tend to cook at least 4 times a week, so yeah, I'm pretty good at it :D I'll cook literally anything as long as I have the ingredients just because I find cooking a lot of fun and even if the dish doesn't turn out wonderful I'll still try again for fun :3

August 22nd, 2012, 10:28 AM
I can follow the instruction in a recipe, but I'm kinda slow about it so anything that requires me to do several things at once is likely going to result in some unappetizing meal because I left something simmering for too long while I was busy chopping vegetables.

This is why I like making curry. It's just a big stew pot and you throw everything in one after the other depending on how long you want whatever it is to cook. Very easy.

August 22nd, 2012, 10:36 AM
some people say that im a good cook, which is unbelievable because im only 11. but i do know how to cook some classic recipes

Chad -
August 22nd, 2012, 10:50 AM
I'm getting better. I am currently living alone so I'd have to cook most of my meals since I'm sick of takeaway food.

Katie the Friendly Ghost
August 22nd, 2012, 11:20 AM
I'm not that good of a cook. I'll follow recipes blindly and sometimes they'll turn out good, sometimes they'll turn out pretty bad. So I typically leave the cooking to my family haha. I want to be a better cook, so I hang around in the kitchen trying to pick up skills lol.

August 22nd, 2012, 11:24 AM
Im decent at cooking stuff, though i cant cook any kind of food without mistakes lol...

August 22nd, 2012, 11:25 AM
I love to cook. It's one of my hobbies!

August 22nd, 2012, 11:34 AM
Give me the job and I'll end up setting the oven on fire.

Kikaito plush
August 22nd, 2012, 11:40 AM
No I am a terrible cook as I the tendansay wonder off when cooking even a slice of toast.

Pokemon Trainer UV
August 22nd, 2012, 12:47 PM
I managed to ignite my cereal so...
No, I'm not a cook.

August 22nd, 2012, 1:03 PM
I'm getting better. On a limited budget it's hard to build a good empire of a kitchen, but that's where you start. I've mixed a lot of weird stuff together. Fortunately when you and everyone around you is stoned 99% of the time, everything is delicious. I must say I come up with awesome cooking ideas when I'm stoned though. I made the best peanut butter/chocolate cupcakes stoned basically via magic because there is never anything to work with in this house.

I managed to ignite my cereal so...
No, I'm not a cook.
I imagine this spoken by the voice of your avatar character and it's slightly funny to me.

August 22nd, 2012, 3:25 PM
Some funny cooking problems i've done:

- Made my brownies boil. Forgot the eggs 8D
- Used cool aid spoon to stir my ramen on accident. Pink ramen!

In all seriousness, I have messed up a few times. But I can cook some larger recipes without problems. I guess I'm forced to cook and I don't enjoy it at all :c

August 22nd, 2012, 3:33 PM
I can't really cook but I can bake a cake really well. A lot of people like the sponge cake that I make: It's my specialty. ^_^

August 22nd, 2012, 3:41 PM
Hell no. I can't cook anything at all. My mom makes my food for me. >>

Golurks Were Meant to Fly
August 22nd, 2012, 5:57 PM
My parents cook dinner, though occasionally I'll cook. I'm more of a baker, and I guess I'm fairly good. I enjoy making extravagant things, though I almost never can since my house doesn't have any ingredients. Cookies are boring, and souffles/mousse etc aren't (at least that's how I see it)

I like to make pies and I lovelovelove making pancakes. I had a streak where I made them like 3 times each week for a couple of weeks lol. Muffins are fun too, and I also enjoy making popcorn and caramel, though the latter is scary.

August 22nd, 2012, 6:36 PM
I've been told I'm an excellent cook. However, I never like to think that myself. I like to experiment and I really enjoy cooking. Maybe one day I'll consider myself to actually be good. :D

I specialize in a lot of Italian and oddly enough, Chinese dishes. Don't ask how. :\

August 22nd, 2012, 7:16 PM
I am a master of the microwave. Does that count?

But seriously, I hate being around heat so getting close to the oven, or boiling water for pasta, or whatever is really hot I don't want to be around it. I feel jittery and nervous around things like that :C But I'm getting better at handling it. I don't usually cook though.

August 22nd, 2012, 8:53 PM
I guess I'm a decent cook, since I know how to use a stove and make some basic food. One of my favorite foods is a Cheese Quesidilla. You get one flour tortilla, put about 2 slices of cheese on it, then put another tortilla over it. Then I cook it on a stove for about five minutes, a quick and easy snack if I'm hungry. I also know how to make hash browns, and how to properly make a Cheeseburger on the stove. My grandma has been watching the freezer ever since I learned how to make a Cheeseburger, she's afraid that I might eat all the patties (again).

August 22nd, 2012, 8:55 PM
I barely know how to cook, so I'm not really good at it.

August 22nd, 2012, 8:56 PM
Despite being what I would consider a sub-par cook, I still end up making 30-40% of the meals that we have. I've found that my niche seems to be pasta dishes, which is good since that's my favorite food, anyways :D

When it comes to cooking other things that have long, complicated recipes, I usually tend to screw something up. I also am terrible at cooking meat (anything from steak to sausages to bacon), and if someone else doesn't help out with that, things tend to come out way over cooked.

August 22nd, 2012, 10:56 PM
I want to be a chef. Not too good at making meals.

My grandma is teaching me to cook Mexican meals. I managed to prepare Menudo with a few simple mistakes. Not Enough Salt, or Hot Chilies. I can also make other simple stuff, huevos rancheros, steak (as in carne asada), quesadillas and enchiladas.

Like a cat, I love sea food. I tend to prepare a lot of it, peel shrimp, open oysters/muscles/clams. I also learned how to properly clean - take out ink - and properly cook Squid (became my favorite sea food ingredient)

Currently I'm learning how to prepare Japanese dishes - such as Sushi, Dango, and Yakisoba. I'm terrible at it. First I have to learn how to prepare, clean, and cook the rice.

To answer the questions:

• Do you know how to cook? - For certain meals yes, I'm still learning
• Or do your parents cook your meals for you? - Most of the time my grandma cooks, most of my family doesn't know how to cook either. My uncle and mom add too much salt.
• Can you make extravagant dishes? - not yet, I'm learning
• Do you know how to bake? - Yes, most of the seafood I prepare is baked - if I cook on the stove I use too much oil
• What are some of your favourite foods to make? - Squid stuffed with Seafood mix (oysters, shrimp, muscles, clam, octopus and salmon)
• Are you a good cook? - NO, I'm always improving by learning from my mistakes

Shining Raichu
August 23rd, 2012, 12:19 AM
I'm really not talented in the kitchen lol. The microwave is my friend and so is the toaster. Beyond that, I'm worse than useless.

I really have tried to be good at it though. Honestly, I have. I've watched Mum cook and I've tried to help her, but the furthest I ever got was the ability to chop vegetables for a salad that I won't eat because salad is gross :P

August 23rd, 2012, 3:52 AM
nope i suck at cooking
i only know how to make maggi noodles, tea and some Indian things that my mom taught me few months ago:P :P

August 23rd, 2012, 3:56 AM
"We're having hamburgers for breakfast?"
"D: Those are pancakes........."

Yeah. Please don't ask me to cook. You will be SORELY disappointed.

Patchisou Yutohru
August 23rd, 2012, 7:24 AM
I think I'm pretty good. I make my own recipes for dinner and things like that most of the time, instead of following ones I find online, and they turn out to be bangin' dishes. I don't really bake, though, but I know how!

August 23rd, 2012, 12:08 PM
I do very well at work. At home? Eh. If I follow recipe I can make it out okay. Otherwise it's all crap. It's why I mainly deal with frozen food, despite it being very unhealthy for me. :(

August 23rd, 2012, 2:02 PM
not yet but eventually i will because i have to travel and live alone for collage
but my mom is an amazing cook ( she cooks for my family every day ) and my sis is a grate chef ( she has manny certificates and award ) manny well know restaurants in where i live asked here to work for them but she refused cuz she's planing to make her own sweets and bakery shop :D

i like cinnamon :)
my sis always makes me sweets with cinnamon cuz she knows i like it so much :D

August 23rd, 2012, 2:55 PM
I'd say I'm pretty all right. I don't cook too often so there hasn't been much improvement lately haha... but I'm a fast learner so it wouldn't be too hard to learn if I had the energy and motivation to cook more meals for myself. I prefer simpler things like just pasta or something since it's easy and doesn't take as long. >:

More complex things I almost never make, sadly.

Captain Fabio
August 24th, 2012, 3:27 AM
I like to think I am a alright cook and I will try anything at least once. I enjoy cooking, as it is just nice and you get a good satisfaction from cooking something lovely!

August 24th, 2012, 3:39 AM
I'm the guy who cooks for my friends during our holidays so I consider myself a pretty decent one! In fact, I have a lot of fun cooking- only give me time and money to buy ingredients and you'll have me entertained for a couple hours. I blame my mom for keeping me in the kitchen while she cooked when I was younger.

No desserts or sweets though- just 'proper' meals.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
August 26th, 2012, 10:52 AM
I can;t cook to save my life unless it's just microwaving stuff. If I have to use the oven, better have fire and rescue at the ready. Seriously, restaurants cook up the best tasting food anyway, at least from my personal experience. Might have to do with the fact that my parents are mediocre cooks who are deluded into thinking they're better than they are :/

But in short, I'm not a good cook, nor do I aspire to be since there is the restaurant option available to me.

September 2nd, 2012, 1:15 PM
If it can be done in the microwave, I can handle it. But other than that, I don't cook. My housemates usually do the cooking, though.

September 2nd, 2012, 1:36 PM
I can cook relatively simple things, but that's just because simple is all I'm likely to want. I mean, I'll never be a culinary genius, but that's because I don't have much appreciation for 'fine dining.' Like, I can cook you pasta or steam some vegetables for you and I can even bake, but it's nothing that someone with a cookbook and some patience can't do.

September 2nd, 2012, 1:53 PM
I can cook simple things, but most of the time I'm terrible at cooking.

September 2nd, 2012, 2:03 PM
If you count the microwave as cooking then I'm good at microwaving things. But if it doesn't count then no. I don't even know how to cook because I'm afraid of ovens.

Overlord Drakow
September 3rd, 2012, 3:23 AM
Not particularly I do not think, though I can survive on my own at least.

September 3rd, 2012, 6:31 AM
Oh I love to cook! Give me a recipe and I'll totally make it, heck..I'll make it delicious. :D It's worth cooking rather than heating things up in microwave. It's much healthier and better that way.

Mr Cat Dog
September 13th, 2012, 12:28 PM
I'm OK at cooking, but I should probably do it more than I do. My diet is heavily reliant on canteen food/take-away/restaurant stuff at the moment. On the rare chance I do get to cook something, it's normally nothing more complicated than a bacon sandwich. Which is a shame, as I used to cook a lot more when I lived with my parents: curries, pasta dishes, noodle dishes etc. My favourite dish was this chicken and spinach risotto that was just delicious and creamy. It took ages to make, so I didn't do it all that often, but when I did, it was so worth it! :D

September 20th, 2012, 5:22 PM
I am in training. ;-; My parents did most of the cooking. My dad is way better at cooking than my mom. He never really had the time to teach me, so I teach myself. I can make tacos. That's about it, besides making cereal or microwaving something. 8D;

September 20th, 2012, 5:32 PM
I'm not the best, but I'm not the worse. I don't think that I could just take some ingredients and make a random dish out of them (like they do on Chopped), but if I have a recipe then I'm pretty competent in the kitchen. Just today I had a recipe and I made some Tomato Basil soup. It turned out pretty good!

September 22nd, 2012, 7:30 AM
Someone else has already said it best:

"The challenger's ugly food has shown us that even hideous things can be sweet on the inside."
- Morbo the Annihilatorhttp://i49.tinypic.com/28a3tih.jpg

October 4th, 2012, 8:03 PM
I like to think I'm a fairly apt cook. I cook for my family all the time and I kind of have to cook for myself since nobody else cooks on a regular basis except for me. Of course, if nobody cooks we end up finding our own things to eat, but that's besides the point. I'm a fan of making my own recipes for things because what I make generally tastes better and is much easier to make (ingredients, preparation etc) than store-bought things and the like.

October 4th, 2012, 10:00 PM
I discovered at a young age that females like males that could cook, so I took it upon myself to learn. So yes..

October 4th, 2012, 10:27 PM
I could probably be a fairly decent good if I put effort into it. But rarely do I put effort into it and when I do it's Spaghetti. Maybe someday I'll try and make a recipe I haven't made before and see how that turns out.

Uh-Oh, Ho-Oh!
October 5th, 2012, 3:59 PM
Not really. I can make some really good noodles and pancakes. Thats all really haha.

October 5th, 2012, 7:48 PM
I live at home and we have dinner as a family. So, I've never really had to cook that. Breakfast or lunch though I can do.

October 5th, 2012, 11:49 PM
Personally I consider "I know how to cook" to be: if I'm given a raw chicken, I got some plans on how to make something out of it.

So no I don't know how to cook sadly D: I got enough "cooking-like skills" to survive but I don't consider myself to know how to cook.

October 6th, 2012, 6:18 AM
I had to learn to cook dinner because my dad works nights so I have to make dinner for my younger brother. My special dish is my Spag bol.

October 8th, 2012, 7:53 PM
I make a mean bowl of noodles. :)
The Culinary Arts is something that interests me though,and I intend to learn far more then I know now.

October 8th, 2012, 8:21 PM
I am mostly one to bake as opposed to cook - I made some banana bread today, for instance, and like making all kinds of desserts that everyone in my family always love. I need to try cooking dinner that isn't pizza (homemade crust) sometime soon... but my limited liked tastes make that hard. I gotta find SOMETHING as I branch out...

October 9th, 2012, 8:22 PM
I don't cook. Never touched a stove/oven/whatever-you-people-use-to-cook in my entire life.

October 10th, 2012, 8:56 PM
Considering the constant amount of times I've set off the smoke detector while cooking, no , I'm not a good cook. But I keep trying to get better knowing I'll have to do this on my own someday. But usually my dad does all the cooking for since I still live at home with two brothers.
I can make rice pretty well and a decent grilled cheese sandwich , but that's about it.