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Old 12-08-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My grandmother on my dads side. She is the best cook I know, besides myself in our family.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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For cooking, I am thank ful to my mother.. she teaches me on every step... She is the best cook ever.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:38 AM
 
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My sister, GRHS, was a marvelous cook. She had a natural ability to make a delicious meal by her instincts alone. I learned from her. Of course she used to joke that every good dish started out with "melt a stick of butter in a sauce pan . . . " And true to that sentiment, I never saw her use margerine where butter would do, or spray Pam in a pan when a good dollop of lard would do the trick. Everything was always delicious, but not necessarily healthy. So I have had to adapt a bit s o that I don't weight 300 pounds.
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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my mom mostly taught me, my grandma, or I learned by watching. as my mom used to say "If you're hungry enough, you will learn to cook something."
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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My grandmother would let me help her make dinner or bake cookies, and I helped my mom by making dinner now and then when I was in high school. Baked chicken, pasta, that kind of thing. I like to cook, so it was always something I was interested in doing. My mom had a shelf of cookbooks, and I read them for fun. In college, I had a job so I could buy groceries and try to make more complicated things for my family and boyfriend. Then I got married and did most of the cooking. I wasn't very good to begin with, but I got better over time. I think the only way to really learn to cook is through practice.
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:51 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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do ya cook Razorback type food or gourmet, maybe a little of both?
Anything and everything!
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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my mom was an excellent cook, and generally liked to cook. but when i was about 7 or 8 she decided that sunday nights were going to be her night off from cooking and everyone could fend for themselves.

so i started off by learning how to boil a hot dog.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:30 PM
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I think I learned to bake using my Easy Bake oven at age 9 or 10. I whipped up the best darn little apple pies. Self-taught I suppose. But cooking, I'm not as crazy about. I was around a lot of food/cooking/baking as a kid growing up in an Italian family--so much centered around food. I think I learned it through osmosis--it's in the blood really, but I'd rather bake than cook anyday.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:32 PM
 
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Graham Kerr on television when he still drank wine and didn't yet cook healthy.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:04 AM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I grew up in a large family, five boys and one girl. My Mom was Portuguese and married a Mexican Indian at 17. My dad was Dutch German. My mom could cook most anything, she followed recipes religiously. When I was 5 my Mom asked me if I wanted to help in the kitchen. I started by sifting flour or chopping vegetables. By 8 I could do chocolate chip cookies, fried eggs for breakfast and pancakes. Once I was in High school I was doing half the cooking and now I am the only one who knows all of my moms recipes. I was diagnosed with hypertension related to salt and have perfected low salt cooking over the past 32 years. I do not eat at restaurants because of the salt. I am white with red hair, but I can cook many mexican dishes and nearly every year I make home made salsa.
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