Can you cook? Maybe you can cook just one meal really well and you are really proud of it. Heck, maybe you are a gourmet check in disguise and don’t even know it. Well, where I’m going with all this is that I can’t cook at all. I’m cooking inept. I’m not really sure if it’s because I just suck at cooking or the fact that I don’t even know where to begin in the kitchen. All I know how to do is nuke something for a few minutes and wait until it has cooled off enough to eat. So help me out! If you have any favorite recipes, share them. I’m going to try cooking and eating each and every one of them and see if I truly do not belong in the kitchen without close supervision.

9 Responses to “Foooooood”

  1. 1 jimc

    Hmm.. I love to cook.  Maybe I can help you out a bit, just give me some of your favorite foods or maybe favorite type of spice/flavor and I, with the help of the food network can get you cooking
    (the food network is awesome).

    Oh and your going to mess up a lot before you get it right, even if you follow the directions correctly.  So just don’t give up.

  2. 2 jimc

    And another thing, it isn’t always what you are cooking it is how much effort you put into it.  Pay attention to what is going on with the food and you will love how it turns out.  Like take something as simple as a grill cheese sandwich.  Most people just slap butter on two pieces of bread and fry both sides with a piece or two of processed american cheese.  You might like it like that but if that same person takes the time to learn to grill the sandwich at the right temp so that both sides of the bread come out golden brown with just enough crisp, but still soft on the inside.  That can make all the difference.  Throw in your favorite cheese and bread to make it even more tasty (not that I don’t like the processed yellow/orange garbage they like to call cheese but ya know)!

  3. 3 GeekBoy

    I can cook pretty good. I have a general knowledge of a lot of things…the only thing I don’t like cooking is chicken, cause it’s all or nothing.

  4. 4 Bonesaw

    I don’t care much for cooking..but I sure like to eat…Quantity over quality…

  5. 5 weekendranger

    Learning cooking is like anything else, you have to just do it and fail a bunch of times and learn from your mistakes. Sorta like a new program or technology (which cooking is) you tinker and play around until you start figuring things out. I am a master chef of spaghetti and garlic toast. Spaghetti is usually bottled and noodles you simply need to add to boiling water until they stick to a wall or you taste them and they seem fit to eat. Garlic bread is simple too if you don’t mind the lack of fanciness and don’t mind what you eat. Toast some bread and then butter it lightly, add some garlic salt and bam. Done. Meal fit for a King, or a bacholar living on his own for 3 months at a time. This was my staple for many years. Try it, it’s easy and it’s hard to fuck up. Just keep an eye on it the first couple times and read the labels on the food jar and adjust to your liking.

  6. 6 forgo

    I didn’t start with spaghetti. I’ve actually never cooked spaghetti. I started with frozen stuff in the oven. My universal method for cooking frozen food:

    Set oven to 400-500 degrees.. it really doesn’t matter.
    Put frozen stuff on tray.
    Put tray in oven.
    Pull tray out when everything is brown and crunchy.. about 15-20 minutes.

    There you go. Gourmet perfection.

  7. 7 wojo

    Okay, after suggestions from Shiprek and others I’ve decided to think long and hard about what I like so I can start somewhere.  I think I’m going to start with quick meals that take ~15 mins to make since it’l probably be easier.

    Either way I’ll let you know how it goes in a few weeks, if I don’t kill myself first.

  8. 8 weekendranger

    Just keep a fire exstingusher near by and leave nothing unattended for more than 2-3 minutes. Remeber, water won’t help a grease fire, use baking soda. Stop, drop and roll, and you can always blame the cat.

  9. 9 MegaSentinel

    I love Dumplings there good

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