Best Cook in Your Family
Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:25 PM
My mam was a competent cook, but didn't enjoy it much.
My dad cooked in the weekends and during holidays and when he retired he did all the cooking. My mam made a mean hachee though, as well as a white bean dish!
My brother can cook if he wants to, which is not too ofter.
My dad grew up in the east indies and when everyone in holland was still living on potatoes, boiled veges and a piece of meat, we ate rice, pasta, potatoes etc etc.
I liked spending time with my dad, so suppose thats were I picked up my love for cooking (esp SE Asian food).
My mam passed a way quite a while ago. My dad is in his eighties now, lives on his own and still cooks for himself eveyday
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:49 AM
Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:48 PM
In my immediate family, it's me by a country mile, except for baked goods. My wife cooks only if she has to and while she does fine, her range is pretty limited. She does however bake very fine breads, pies, cookies, and cakes though, something that I've never had the inclination to get into much.
My dad began to take over cooking duties from my mom when I was a teenager, and he, like me, is not afraid to try new things, whereas she's pretty much a Betty Crocker gal, but I've outpaced him by far, I think. The best cook in my extended family other than me is undoubtedly my maternal uncle, who has an artistic flair. Which of the two of us is better is hard to say, since I see him so rarely (he lives in Washington state, I live in Pennsylvania).
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