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Who likes cooking?

Unread postby you&i » 9 November 2019, 13:37

Hi friends
Who likes cooking? Always - usually - sometimes cook? What kind of food you like?
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby Brenden » 9 November 2019, 14:32

I like to cook, but I haven’t often been feeling up to it recently. :shake:
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 9 November 2019, 22:53

Yeah, I’m like Brenden. I enjoy taking the time to cook something nice, but it’s been a little while since I’ve really had the motivation to make something worth talking about. When I do cook, I stick generally to French or Italian cooking. Very occasionally Indian. I make a pretty banging cassoulet.
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 11 November 2019, 02:40

I made an Asian crushed cucumber salad tonight. And I really enjoyed it.

But to answer the question. I love cooking and food in general. But my time doesn't always allow for me to cook as much as I'd like.
Ideally, I'd like to cook every meal from scratch.
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby you&i » 11 November 2019, 09:24

I will present here a formula to make kind of sauce.
We can have spring-rolls, spoiled meat, vegetable with the sauce.

SAUCE
3 soup spoons of sugar, 3 soup spoons of vinagar, 2 soup spoons of water, a coffee-spoon of minced chilli & garlic, 3 soup spoons of fish sauce (we can buy from supermarkets especially asian supermarkets)
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 15 November 2019, 13:29

I have to do it, since I'm living alone and one can't live from raw stuff all the time. There was a time when I even liked to experiment with cooking, when I was a youth that was, but just for myself I kind of improvise it the least costly. Would be more fun doing it to feed some else I guess.
That meaning Creatures of some Tolkien story, probably. Normal people wouldn't eat my cuisine. :D It's a mixture of northern bush hunter style, ancient Inuit and travelling refugees make-do, road kill menu. I think Gundabad Orcs and Klingon warriors would eat at my table. :D
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby Magic J » 17 November 2019, 22:56

I quite like to cook. I make good risotto (don't listen to anyone who says it's difficult, it's really easy, just takes ages) and some other French/Italian things to a high enough standard that I'd be willing to serve friends and relatives. I've started baking a bit now, too. Not as difficult as I feared, and makes you at least 20% more popular when you bring cake to work.

GearFetTwinkRomance wrote:It's a mixture of northern bush hunter style, ancient Inuit and travelling refugees make-do, road kill menu. I think Gundabad Orcs and Klingon warriors would eat at my table. :D

You ever had muktuk? That is, whale blubber with the skin. I have some friends who worked in Alaska and had some. Said it was pretty good, but not sure if I'll be able to find it in Lidl. :P
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 18 November 2019, 09:56

Magic J wrote:
GearFetTwinkRomance wrote:It's a mixture of northern bush hunter style, ancient Inuit and travelling refugees make-do, road kill menu. I think Gundabad Orcs and Klingon warriors would eat at my table. :D

You ever had muktuk? That is, whale blubber with the skin. I have some friends who worked in Alaska and had some. Said it was pretty good, but not sure if I'll be able to find it in Lidl. :P


Aye, Maktaaq, it tastes kind of sweetish even, if it's all fresh. It's very rich in Vitamin C. They cut it to little chunks, bite size with their Ulu's. Nowadays they're worried about mercury concentration though.
Better yet of walrus. There's some ways to keep it for a long time, they'll dig it in and it will ferment, sort of. Wouldn't want to get some of this, smells almost rotten. Some natives also do this with fish or sea birds. From the smell I guess they don't use salt or spice to help the fermenting process. They said, back in the old time, old folks and little kids would eat this.

One thing I found interesting, they always wondered about a non native eating their traditional foods. So I was wondering, why folks that live at the very same country wouldn't a lot.

I really loved bumgut soup made of the lower intestine of moose, when I was with the Tutchone people, and gopher singed and roasted over the fire, and porcupine, done the same way.
Where with some Tlingits I once got a good laugh. Someone had given a cow to them, and they didn't know all that well about farming and milking business. So they slaughtered the cow, to feed it to their dogs. Then they went out hunting for some good food. :D

Lidl had horse products some years back, but horse friendly people would protest. I think similar happened with Roo, and I guess they would protest alike, if you would want dog meat. I dunno whether they protest against beef in eastern India.
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby you&i » 27 November 2019, 08:33

Rice with Pork Chop
- Cook rice.
- 500 gram pork chop, flavour with 1/2 soup spoons of sugar, 1/2 coffee-spoon of sodium glutamate, 1/3 coffee-spoon of salt, minced chilli, garlic, 3 soup spoons of fish sauce (we can buy from supermarkets especially asian supermarkets).
- Cook our pork chop on one pan with a little oil in four minutes, put in 200 ml juice coco water, cooking, put in sugar, try dish.

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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby Brenden » 27 November 2019, 10:31

René’s sister was just in Thailand and did a Thai cooking class and has a little cookbook they gave her. (She paused her world travels to come be with us for a few weeks.) Her and I are excited to try some of the recipes once René is at the local hospital and we’re staying in our home again. :keke:
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby kenzie_matt » 28 November 2019, 06:15

I do all the cooking at home, so don't have a choice. However, I'm very much a stay-inside-the-lines person, so unless I have a recipe to follow, I won't cook a dish. I know I'm missing out on a lot in that sense, but it's pretty much how it is and is most likely to remain.
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby Jzone » 30 November 2019, 06:29

I enjoy cooking. Yesterday's 20 pound turkey turned out well, and the gravy was my best ever (a little brandy helps).

I usually read several recipes to get the basic idea along with some variations, then mix them up a bit to suit my liking. More often than not that works out just fine. Always cut back on the sugar or just eliminate it altogether.
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby Derek » 30 November 2019, 06:42

Brenden wrote:René’s sister was just in Thailand and did a Thai cooking class and has a little cookbook they gave her. (She paused her world travels to come be with us for a few weeks.) Her and I are excited to try some of the recipes once René is at the local hospital and we’re staying in our home again. :keke:

Every time I try cooking Thai it comes out awful. I think it's just hard to get the right ingredients.
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby LouisFl » 1 December 2019, 20:11

Oh no! Y'all gonna regret starting this thread. Cooking is my weakness. I may blow up this page posting pics of all my creations.
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Re: Who likes cooking?

Unread postby Brenden » 3 December 2019, 23:02

I did so much cooking today!

Poached eggs for breakfast.

Baked kruidnoten in the middle of the day with René’s sister.

Made bami met pindasaus, René’s favourite, for an early dinner.

Just finished making coconut sticky rice with mango and toasted sesame for desert, one of the recipes René’s sister learned in Thailand.
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