Why do you bother to cook?
I am a qualified chef – not that it means a great deal domestically – well not to me anyway – l am not a chef when at home by myself, l am just a cook cooking – when l am perhaps making up a special dish that requires more creative thought – maybe then l am a chef again!
I heard this question the other day whilst walking through town – a guy asked another guy why he bothered cooking when it was just him at home, why not just grab takeaways and cut the costs?
MM, this stuck with me whilst l walked around the town and gave it some serious thought ….
When l first arrived here not long after the move and being basically in the centre of town and having an Indian cuisine takeaway literally across the road, and that everytime l open my front door l sometimes feel like l am standing in a street on an exotic holiday due to the many enchanting and deliciously tasty smells and scents that drift on and in the wind and head my way and assault my nostrils – but when l got here, for the first month l was a twit! I had mostly take aways for the first month or so whilst l stabilised in the new house!
Two months on and for the last two weeks especially, l now cook a few times a week for myself in the evening, l cook eggs every morning for breakfast and the last ‘takeaway’ l had was a couple of weeks ago – l now limit myself to one a month – for many reasons, but principally my health – they are great – but not good for someone who has a problematic stomach.
I should cook more – but l don’t – three times a week is fine – aside from that microwave meals are actually a lot more convenient and most of the time less messy…. l’ll get better as time gets on … but still l do ask myself this question weekly…
People cook for various reasons so tell me yours,
“Why do you bother to cook?”
If you are not the cook or a cook and someone else doesn’t cook for you, what do you do for your weekly eating and why do you not cook?
Let me know below – Thanks.