What are the top three reasons that you enjoy cooking?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Food Discussions' started by morning glory, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Do you enjoy cooking because you enjoy eating the food? Or perhaps you are a 'feeder' and enjoy making food for other people. Maybe you regard cooking as a creative activity or enjoy the practical and technical aspects. Tell us the top three reasons that you enjoy cooking.
  2. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

    Ypsilanti, MI.
    The challenge
    I love trying different foods
    I live feeding my friends and family
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  3. Kake Lover

    Kake Lover Senior Member Staff Member

    The satisfaction of creating something delicious.
    To make food that I like to eat.
    To have control of what we eat and how it is made.
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  4. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    Make food I like.
    Make food my husband likes.
    Ensure all our food is dairy-free and gluten-free.
  5. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    I cook because I can relax while doing it, then because I like to please family and friends. I have all my family every Sunday for dinner. They love my cooking.

  6. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    I enjoy cooking.
    I enjoy eating the results (most of the time).
    Generally I cannot obtain a lot of the food that I prefer from local sources.
  7. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Your first reason is tautological!
  8. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    SE Florida
    Making good food.
    Exploring other cuisines and ingredients.
    Controlling what goes into our food.
  9. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb

    No it isn't!

    (Is this a five minute argument or am I paying for the full session?)
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  10. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    :laugh: You enjoy cooking because you enjoy cooking. But why is it enjoyable? I am trying to work out why I enjoy it - is not as straightforward a question as I at first thought...
  11. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    One reason I enjoy cooking is because I like practical activities using my hands... no jokes please. :laugh:
  12. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    I've thought of another big reason I cook now more than ever, is that the area of the Midlands of England I now live in has lots of local dishes: Pies, Lobby, Oatcakes, Cheeses, etc. that are difficult with a gluten and dairy-free household. I really need to try making my own oatcakes (You can get gluten free ones reasonable locally but I want to make my own. The local oatcakes are like a savoury pancake rather than a hard biscuit like the Scottish version). I miss the cosmopolitan city that is London and all the flavours. It is easy to buy all sorts of Asian ingredients locally so I can still cook a lot of dishes I used to buy or cook. There is also an couple of African shops I need to explore. Even Morrisons (big supermarket) sells octopus, which apparently is generally sole to the Chinese population here.

    Just need to find somewhere that sells decent olives! I miss the local Turkish deli in East London.
  13. Luvzkittens

    Luvzkittens New Member

    I enjoy cooking because I love to see the outcome of my creations and it's rewarding to taste the awesome food u make. It's a creative and fun way to relieve stress and watch the ones u love enjoy it as much as u do. Also it's important to spend quality time with family so why not cook!
  14. buckytom

    buckytom Über Member

    One of the most genius bits ever performed!

    I like cooking because I like eating.


  15. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

    NSW, Australia
    I'm meant to enjoy it?
    Darn it, I knew I was missing a trick somewhere.
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