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It's taken me 40 years of cooking to realise this

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by modelmaker, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    I wouldn't rate myself as a good cook. Frankly I don't have the time to perfect dishes. I'd rate myself as a cook who tries hard, always experimenting and learning. I'll admit I make plenty of mistakes, but these days, nothing really disastrous.
    It's been a common practice to ask my wife if everything is OK during her meal, which irritates her somewhat. I can't say why it irritates her, but after some time in the kitchen cooking for her, some feedback would be appreciated.
    And today, I didn't ask. I just watched what she ate, how she ate. What she left till last and what she tucked into with gusto. It was a roast so, probably easier than with a plate of pasta, but I reckon I learned more today about her preferences for the things I cook than I ever did asking her.
    Her stock kindness answer is always "It's very nice", but I never really know.
  2. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    A cunning plan, MM, but potentially flawed...I can only speak of myself, but if I have certain things I prefer or like less on a plate, I'll eat my least favourite first and save the last few mouthfuls of my favourite items until last....taking the roast example - I'll always save a bit of meat, or some crackling, or a roast potato of a piece of Yorkshire pudding until last...obviously I can't speak for the eating habits of the good Mrs Modelmaker, but if you adopted that strategy with me, you'd end up with all the wrong answers...[​IMG]

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