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Old 09-23-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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Has cooking become a lost art?

I cannot get a good meal out anymore. From fast food to 'home cookin' places, everyone wants to cook or recook everything in the microwave, leaving it ruined and tasteless. Even full course dinners are cooked this way. A hot turkey sandwic is now no more than a slice of Oscar Meyer out of a package with microwaved canned gravy and instant runny potatoes. Has cooking become a lost art?
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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Culturally, it's becoming somewhat of a lost art, at least in America. Personally, I love to cook and it's one of my more creative outlets.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:38 AM   #3
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I adore cooking, and some of my creations can certainly be called 'art'. Nah, it's great. I love cooking, and love people loving the crap I serve up.
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i can make omlets, pizza muffins and pasta (as long as the sauce is from a jar).

and to think my great uncle is a retired professional gormet chef... go figure.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:07 AM   #5
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bah, not lost art at all. i cook regularly. lasagne, pasta, tortellini, steak, sausages, vegetables, chili con carne, tortillas, fish.. i like hot food

dont have a microwave, i cook with old crappy gas

food is one of the best things you can enjoy - with sex and music, of course - dont mess with it. everyone likes fast food sometimes, but cleaning potatoes is kinda spiritual.
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Personally, I LOVE to cook! People who keep wanting to speed the cooking process up, really don't realise what they're missing out on

Taking time to cook and having a 'passion' for food (that's not just only cooking it, but really enjoying food too) -->
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If you're talking cooking in terms of a restaurant experience, for the most part, yes.

Unless you're willing to go to a fine restaurant where you will pay for a good meal prepared by a good chef.

But these days, where people want a lot of food for very little money ... well, it necessitates that restaurants cut corners with pre-prepared, prepackaged food where a real chef is not needed.
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I like specific dishes from specific restaurants. My favorites taste so good to me, I don't care how it's made, whether it takes 30 seconds or 45 minutes. I've been to plenty of expensive weddings, banquets, awards dinners, etc and it seems like the more formal and expensive the dinner, the more bland the food tasted. That, and when we go out to eat it's usually to get out, not because we want certain nice foods. When I "go out to eat" with friends, we usually go to the most central place and share a few appetizers.
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:31 PM   #9
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i love to cook! Hey...there are Alot of cooking schools now, can even take some cooking night classes some places! And I'm heading over to Heada. place for pizza muffins! Emmm.....is that like breakfast in a muffin? anyway,....that seems good! you too When...will be getting a knock at the door! hee...lol! just teasin' you all!
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When I actually take the time to cook, I kick all sorts of ass. Especially Italian cooking.

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pasta (as long as the sauce is from a jar).

I make my sauce from scratch
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Cooking

Shepherd's pie and chicken alfredo are my two specialties. The only thing I don't like about cooking is how lonely it is, because I have to hang out in the kitchen all by myself Recently though I've begun forcing members of my family to sit in the kitchen and talk to me while I cook, since I'm cooking for them.
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I make my sauce from scratch
Spaghetti is my all time favorite food
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I adore cooking, and some of my creations can certainly be called 'art'. Nah, it's great. I love cooking, and love people loving the crap I serve up.


moi aussi.
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:32 PM   #14
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I prefer eating at home. We love cooking in our gaff. Me and the housemates take it in turns to make dinner, the dishes are becoming more creative and yummy lately.
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I try to avoid the kitchen when it comes to any serious cooking because I tend to set things on fire


I can boil pasta!
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