Are You An Elaborate Chef or a Simple Cook?

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Everyone has their own style of cooking and there are several factors that contribute to this. I think one of the main factors is an individual’s thoughts on the process of cooking. Some people see it simply as a means to an end while others consider it as one of their hobbies as it is something they love so much. The former will generally just choose something that is easy to cook while the latter prefers to carefully select their ingredients, spend time using a variety of cooking techniques, and presenting plates of food in a visually appealing manner.

Life experiences can also impact on your style of cooking and the types of food you like to cook. If you cooked with your parents or grandparents as a child, then they are probably a major influence on how you cook today. Similarly, if you have traveled to various locations across the globe and sampled a variety of cuisine, then it is likely that you are more willing to experiment with different flavours in the kitchen to recreate the dishes you have experienced during your travels.

Lifestyle factors can also play an important role. For example, I have worked in the catering industry, grew up cooking, and have international influences, so I am fairly experienced in the kitchen and have the capacity to cook elaborate dishes. However, I am also a working mother of a large family and a house that still needs a lot of work. Therefore, I regularly make simple dishes just to feed everyone in the limited amount of time available.

Overall, I would say I am somewhere in between an elaborate chef and a simple cook, depending on the situation and my mood. I am interested to know, which best describes you?

Written in response to the Daily Prompt ‘Elaborate’ on The Daily Post.

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7 thoughts on “Are You An Elaborate Chef or a Simple Cook?

  1. I am a simple chef definitely, if I have to do too many things at once it almost always goes wrong! But i love reading recipes and I hope to try more complex dishes when I have my own places so no-one can see my mistakes or taste it if it’s gross! 😄

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  2. Well I love to cook but here’s the thing: the family wants to eat every single day.

    Sometimes that obligation sucks the joy out of it.

    But, it always comes back, the joy, or at least it has until now. 😉

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