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Tommy Patel
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re: At what age did you start cooking/getting involved with food?


when I was 10 and I made a negative comment about the food , my grandafather did not handle it very well. I started out with mac&cheese and reading the instructions on boxes...it evolved from there.





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Zach
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re: At what age did you start cooking/getting involved with food?


Let me ask the females on this board a question:
Why does it seem that female cooks like to bake more than male cooks? Sweet tooth?

Baking cakes, cookies, etc. is the only kind of cooking I don't do.






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Les
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re: At what age did you start cooking/getting involved with food?


17, Started by tailgating for HS Football games which were hamburgers that I made, not that frozen Shite





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quote:

Let me ask the females on this board a question:
Why does it seem that female cooks like to bake more than male cooks? Sweet tooth?

Baking cakes, cookies, etc. is the only kind of cooking I don't do.


I can't stand baking. It's too exact. I don't enjoy it. I don't do very much of it. I hated science and maybe that has something to do with it.






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Why does it seem that female cooks like to bake more than male cooks? Sweet tooth?

Baking cakes, cookies, etc. is the only kind of cooking I don't do.


My wife and I have discussed this a lot and she thinks it because baking is more about following instructions and being precise and cooking is more about tasting, and going by feel.

Men tend to not like following someone else's instructions or directions, thus why cooking is more our style.






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ladytiger118
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That has a lot to do with it. I like following instructions/less of a chance of messing up. I think baking is easier than cooking and I'm still familiarizing myself with cooking. Baking has a lot of trial & error though, especially when I've tried out Food Network recipes. Paula Deen's are terrible in terms of the measurements being accurate/I've had a lot of issues with her recipes not coming out. Ina's are more precise & I like her desserts better.





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tween the hedges
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I'm 21 and am just now really learning. Been on the meal plan until fall semester.





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RCBayouBengal
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My wife and I have discussed this a lot and she thinks it because baking is more about following instructions and being precise and cooking is more about tasting, and going by feel


I agree. My BF is an amazing cook, but he mostly wings it. I am just starting to break away from baking and dabble into real dishes. It's difficult to get used to flavor combinations if you don't have an exact guide in front of you.

Also I think the presentation factor with baking lends itself more towards women. I made a batch of baby shower cupcakes last weekend with frosting and fondant.






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LSUAfro
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14 began in restaurants.

16 began learning from chefs.

20 starting to think I knew about food, but enjoyed drinking more and could make more money serving those that felt the same, so I switched paths.

30 I realized that I could cook my whole life, and never feel like I had learned enough.






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Trout Bandit
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15 or so





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pochejp
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My old man had me cooking jambalaya at 16. He would even let me drink a Miller pony while cooking if I didn't tell mom.

Needless to say later on that night me and my friends all would go party all night on Bud.






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WTIGER
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re: At what age did you start cooking/getting involved with food?


Around 6-7 with my grandmother





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Rohan2Reed
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early 20s when I graduated college, moved away from Baton Rouge and realized there was more to life than fast food and Hamburger Helper.





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LSUcdro
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Im 24 and really getting interested in cooking for myself. Saves money and is so much better than eating out every day





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Dave Worth
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Started at 18/19...I'm 37 now.

Got a job washing dishes at a bakery the summer after my first year of college. Over the summer I started working with the bakers...mostly taking the last batches of the day out of the ovens so they could leave early. By the end of the Summer I was a full time baker and not washing dishes anymore. Did this for the next 3 years before switching to bartending.

As I got comfortable with the baking, I would just expand to other foods that I liked. No too different...and actually a lot more free. You could experiment a good bit more (baking is all about measuring ingredients while cooking is more eyeballing to me). I started with grilling steaks and burgers.

Then I would fool around with Italian recipes I got from a good friend. It was usually a way to impress the girlfriend or family members. The internet was just starting and as it got more popular, I would just grab recipes off a website and go from there.

Now I'm comfortable following a recipe for a new dish and mixing it up a bit to suit my own tastes. And I'm not afraid to make something up with ingredients I like. A perfect night for me is wine and cooking dinner for my wife.






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nikki6
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I don't like baking at all. I just don't find it enjoyable in the least. Probably b/c you have to be so precise and if you mess up the product(cookies, cakes, pies, etc.) won't turn out well. With cooking, I can just throw in a little of this or a lot of that, etc and the dish can still be good, maybe even better.





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i honestly wanted nothing to do with cooking in my youth. My mom was an excellent cook but, i had no interest in learning.Then got married, the wife handled the cooking. Then one day tried my hand at a simple gumbo recipe and liked the results so, i started cooking more. Now, I do ALL of the cooking.





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Rohan2Reed
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I like baking. Mostly because the results can be, if you do everything correctly, really really tasty.

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With cooking, I can just throw in a little of this or a lot of that, etc and the dish can still be good, maybe even better.


Yes but there is also plenty of room for error. Especially nowadays with so many "home chefs" and people who get really into experimenting because they watch a lot of Chopped you can end up with dishes that are muddled because of too many ingredients or have food that tastes awful.






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LSUTygerFan
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Chopped


i love that show but, i would suck at it. I have never heard of 80% of the stuff they use on that show.






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