I HATE cooking! Why do people like to cook?


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  • I'm with ya. I love eating but I hate cooking because it requires too much time and patience. I can be a great cook if I put my mind to it but I don't have the time and patience for it. The only time I enjoy cooking is when I'm cooking for others for parties. I like the compliments that come with it :)

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    • It takes soooo much time! I'm a good cook too. I do all the big holiday meals at me house.

    • Yeah, I agree. Cooking takes so much time and that's mainly the reason why people don't do it as often as they did in the past. Our society is too fast-paced now. When people come home from work, they're usually too tired to cook.

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  • hey there, i do like to cook and bake and it has been part of my working life along the way too... however... in a basic week with children and working i dont cook in the way i love to cook, however, give me a shop bought pizza and i will add more meat, vegetables, herbs and spices and extra cheese too, french fries will also be tossed in extra oil with a touch of beef dripping... and dont dare anyone lecture me my grand father ate beef dripping everyday of his life and lived til his late eighties.. so its all about creating flavours that you will never get shop bought... its also very needy too i love to cook for people and feel they enjoy the food too... for me i believe these things, when you create food you are putting energy into it as in effort time and a desire for it to be good for others, usually these kinds of meals the ones i like to make cook for some time too, so lots of energy into the creation therefore it makes sense the result out ways without comparison a ready meal of the same title... if everything in the universe is ultimately energy if you eat my chicken casserole with herb dumplings thats taken 3 hours of prep and cooking time compared to micro meal factory made cook 5 minutes, despite nutritional 'facts' could you believe mine would be better for you? and when i bake cheese scones for instance ill always make more and take them to two of my neighbours... Well lol bet you didn't you expect that kind of answer? haha xx

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    • I like your answer. You sound like an amazing cook. My issue is the time it takes to cook. At the minimum it takes an hour to prep and cook. 15 minutes to eat. At least 30 minutes to convince my kids to eat. ☚ī¸. Then 30 minutes to clean if I'm lucky. That's 2 hours for 15 minutes of eating. If it was up to me I'd eat lentils everyday. All the important nutrition with sooo little time invested. Lol. My family doesn't agree. Lol.

    • lol yeah i get you there, 30 minutes cleaning your house must be way better cleaner than mine lol i think autumn and winter are most helpful as the slow cooker comes into play and does all the work haha, if you would like i could p. m you a few ideas? xx

    • Yeah that would be awesome. Thank you!

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What Guys Said 38

  • That's a shame if I'm going to take on a wife I need for her to know how to cook because I don't know how to cook inside. It gets old eating cold canned soup right out of the can and raviolis and take out fast food

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    • I know how to cook. I'm a good cook. I hate doing it.

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    • Just start simple beans on toast, eggs learn how to cook them. Then move onto pasta it's not too hard set a timer on your phone and try out different foods. Until about two years ago I've never really cooked and last year I boiled lettuce which I now know you for do lol

    • Thank you for your time I appreciate it

  • People like to cook because it's very personal and soothing. Personally as in, they can customize and add in whatever ingredients and recipes they want to make something unique. It's quite fun when it actually turns out really good. Also, it's soothing, because it doesn't require a lot of energy and it's just a fun activity. Unless you're really hungry and want the food right away 😅.

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  • It's fun, therapeutic and the sense of acclompishment after finishing a packed service is amazing.

    Cooking at home or friends, there is a huge sense of pride and satisfaction that everyone loves your food.

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  • im not a fan of cooking but i am vegetarian and sugar free so i have to cook for myself. all take out or supermarket processed food has hidden sugar

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    • I'm a vegetarian too. I've been one almost my whole life. Why no sugar?

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    • common mistake is thinking low fat options are healthier. its not about calories but the fact that with low fat stuff the fat is replaced with sugar. insulin in your blood deals with fat but sugar inhibits this so cut sugar and eat full fat cheese and drink full fat milk and still lose weight. you really need to see the film i mentioned or visit the website because it would take a week to spell it all out myself
      http://thatsugarfilm.com/

    • I will check it out. Thank you!

  • I don't hate cooking. I actually miss having the time to cook. I actually can both cook and bake very well. But I can understand why people would hate to cook. I didn't hate it but I wasn't thrilled about it either at one point in my life. It wasn't until my college days while working in a very high end restaurant as a server that it changed for me. One day while I was working a huge argument broke out in the back of the house (kitchen) and the owner fired everyone except the pastry chef right in the middle preparing for the function. When I walked in he yelled to me "your no longer a server! Get back here and your now a chef in training!" I didn't know the first thing about cooking let alone preparation of extreme fine dining dishes. But 4 years later I worked and trained to be a chef and never worked again in a kitchen. My point is it took me being forced to understand how to cook to not hate it.

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    • Wow. That would cause a person to like cooking. The prep, time and clean up are all my issues.

  • I can't cook at all. my ex girlfriend used to love cooking. Ill do the washing up and drying the dishes and plates and put them away thats what i used to do and if i had a girlfriend i still would do the same thing regardless

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  • Cooking is essential for life. That's why people like doing it and some make it their art, their profession, their life. Learn to cook with a S/O or a friend to make it more enjoyable, bonding, learning.

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  • I don't hate cooking, but it's a chore that I'd rather avoid if I could. It's partly because there are other things I'd rather be doing. It's partly because I just want to freaking eat, not spend time making it. I'd be content if I only had to eat a couple of times a week. It's like I just ate yesterday, why do I need to do it again already? It's not that I dislike eating, it's the need to do it all the time that I dislike.

    Anyway, for some people it's more like a hobby. I suppose like anything, some people like it and some don't.

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  • I love cooking so much I don't let my wife in the kitchen. I make 3 meals a day for her. I just love taking basic ingredients and spices and being able to combine them in different ways to come up with different meals.

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  • Cooking is about as close to a creative outlet as I have. I like to eat, and I like to see what I can come up with.
    Though I find cooking for myself to be a bit of a pain in the ass.

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  • Cooking to me is something creative and reinventing. It's also considered the best way to a person's heart. It requires patience. All these factors bundled up makes a person like cooking.

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  • I'll admit I don't like getting my hands dirty... and yet I love cooking when I can. I love food and I love the satisfaction of experimenting with tastes and flavors and creating something that I and others can enjoy. It provides a sense of deep satisfaction when you make food and find you can deeply enjoy that food or provide a deep enjoyment to someone else. I totally get why you wouldn't enjoy it... like I said I hate getting my hands dirty, but the cost is outweighed by the perceived benefits I find in it x3

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  • For me, it's a necessary skill.
    I can't survive on cheap shitty food, nor can I afford overpriced food.
    Also, cooking requires you to use your brain (if you have one).

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  • If you love food and eating a lot then you gotta love cooking. If you don't like cooking then you should try it with someone instead of alone, its fun to cook together in my opinion

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  • I love to eat and cook food. I like to try and make dishes that are too overpriced at restaurants and to be honest have gotten quite good at it... and in some cases better than the pricey restaurant.

    As to why? It's an art form that combines aspects of sculpting and painting. It can also be dangerous on occasion, thanks to open fires and sharp knives. It has the intrigue of a scientific experiment, waiting to see what the end result is. But above all, some things about cooking are down right therapeutic. Oh oh oh and the knives and other cool tools!!

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  • I love to cook because i use it as a therapy for if I'm pissed off etc. It's like building something, construction chemistry etc. Also when I do people enjoy it. When they eat my food they always want me to cook, so it's also pleasing for them and myself as it builds confidence... not ego... another reason is who wants to eat shitty food? yet another readon, the main room usually at parties etc is where the food is.. very early do people sit in the living room. They usually spend time in the kitchen. So knowing how to cook brings people together... my ex wife never had a thanks giving at her place. She's almost forty and has three children now.. when we met we hosted thanks givings, Christmas etc because I knew how to cook, and that's something that she always wanted to do was to host. So it made us both happy. .. I'm sure there are lots of other reasons I cook.

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    • Not all time is spent in the kitchen lol.. I mean where the food is... nobody will stay in the living room if there is nothing there lol.

  • I did observe it actually. People who love cooking are always curious to know how the food tastes to others and they always crave for the expressions of happiness if the food is delicious to others.

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  • I'm not a good cook at all... maybe I would like to do it with a nice girl on my side to coach me :D

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  • It is fun, I like to cook good food. But, I also like to cook good food for people to eat and be happy lol.

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  • So we can cook and serve pretty little blonde wives, breakfast in bed.

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  • I find it kinda therapeutic. It's also the cheapest way to get tasty food.

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  • Because it's fun for me. Plus I like improving on my recipes

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  • i like to make things that I think will taste good. Most people make food too bland in my opinion

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  • It gives us confidence and helpful while we're alone.

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  • I love to cook it's relaxing and it's nice to eat good food.

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  • Yes i hate cooking too. That's why i make easy things when i cook.

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  • I like peoples reaction. and it's one of the few social things I can do

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  • Because people like to cook?
    I am a good cook, doing it for one is impossible

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  • Because it gives the happiness to a person giving food a hungry person...

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  • Why would a guy marry a women that can't cook? Tf...

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What Girls Said 22

  • I'm with you on this one ! I hate cooking ! I prefer anything that I can just heat in the microwave for a few minutes. It takes FOREVER to cook and a few minutes to eat the food and then FOREVER to wash the dishes again.

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    • YES!! Everything you said is why I hate cooking!

    • And I burn everything I cook! My mom can't cook either> so I guess it runs in the family 😂

    • Im a pro at over cooking chicken and burning French fries. 😊

  • I enjoy cooking a nice meal for Friday night date nights with my hubby.

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  • I'm pretty bad at it, but I still enjoy it~ It's fun to do new and interesting recipes! And I especially love making other people try it and seeing their reactions. I like baking the most ^-^
    My boyfriend really loves to cook too, but he's actually amazing at it. He got into it because he had to cook every day for his grandma, and so it became a hobby :)

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  • A few things for me... I like creating something amazing. Getting the flavour balance right, making it look amazing, keeping it nutritious but yum... I like the challenge of getting those things right and taking care of my family.
    Feeding people is a huge way for me to show care and affection.

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  • It's calming and I like being like I made that, i did it all by myself. 2 because I know what's going into it there's no added shit. 3 when I did Christmas dinner it felt amazing to get praise from every single family member on what a great cook I am.

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  • I find it really relaxing and a good way to pass time. I like the routine of not having to really think hard about something and just follow the steps in a recipe and at the end be rewarded with hopefully yummy food

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  • The reason I love cooking is just so I can eat it lol. Yes, honestly I just cook when I have to, or if I bake is for an occasion or with friends just to spend time doing something. I have friends though that do love cooking for others, trying new recipes, etc. They just find a passion in it, in converting regular food into great plates.

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  • It's passion. something that you like and love to do.. even a lot of burns and cuts on my hand, it's like fulfillment when I cook. I'm psychology graduate but I never had a chance to work to my field.. but I'm using it in my everyday lives. now, I have a restaurant.. I have my family, I love to cook for my family, that's the reason why I have restaurant now. I treat my costumers as family members so I can give best food for them. :)

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    • What kind of dishes do you serve at your restaurant? If I may ask...

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    • It's Filipino fusion**

    • Ooohhh... I've always wanted to try filipino food. I've a had few filipino friends, but never got a chance to taste their cooking

  • I like cooking but I am not really good at it. But I enjoy making stuff and changing recipes to my taste and trying out new things.

    My boyfriend hates that I do that and he kills the joy for me so since I have been living with him, I go back and forth between enjoying it and him sucking the joy out of it. lol!

    But other all, I do like it. :)

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  • Home food is delicious. And when you know certain techniques is makes everything satisfying. Oh and don't get me started when someone else enjoys your food and keeps on eating! It's a beautiful feeling. Also, food is a stress relief for me. I can beat away my stress on eggs and cake batter 🎊😂😂

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  • It's cheaper, I get to make my food taste like how I want it to taste like, it's a great skill to have, and I just like creating things with my hands. Makes me feel accomplished.

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  • I hate it. Every single time I cook something I burn or cut myself. I try my hardest not to. I always remember from the time before but it always somehow manages to happen.

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  • I like to cook because I like to try new things, I find it fun, and I get to eat whatever I make.

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  • Some people view it as a hobby and it is therapeutic to them :)

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  • I love it bc you can do so many things, plus if you don't who's really gonna do it for you you know

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  • Because it's fun and you get to try out how it taste and you get to learn how to cook other kinds of food that are very delicious to you.

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  • Like to make things with my hands and then see the final outcome :-)

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  • Same here lol. I prefer my art to be drawing

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  • It's creative

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  • Mainly because it's cheaper then take out.

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  • I love making combos and have it tastes good

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  • I hate cooking too sometimes it takes me time and feel tired it's useless

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