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Jul 6, 2008 08:34 AM

Which course do you enjoy cooking most?

Whilst I enjoy cooking almost everything in general mains would have to come out on top for me. There is something so gratifying about cooking the perfect duck or quail or lamb or sweatbreads and the pan sauces to go with them.

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  1. Great post! For breakfast (my favorite meal to cook), I enjoy cooking the mains. For lunch, I really like to make the bread, as I typically make some sort of wonderful sandwich. For dinner, I love to make the side dishes/accompaniments. I suppose I enjoy the challenge of finding new ways to prepare a veggie.

    1. I like doing the apps or side dishes...I don't cook much (just like eating...), so cooking the main dish kind of intimidates me...although I will have to start sooner or later. But apps and sides are fun and you can be creative with it cause they're smaller and more manageable.

      1. I love baking more than cooking, but for cooking I love to make soup. I probably make twice as much soup as anything else. I love having soup in my fridge, ready to warm up a portion whenever I want it.

        1. i love baking desserts or sweet snacks.

          i also love cooking mains that are made to be healthy and improvements on existing fatty recipes - i love to hear, "wait, this is healthy? but it tastes so good!"

          my least favorite part of cooking is prep, particularly chopping, slicing, and dicing.

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          1. re: Emme

            See I love prep, it's my little zen, quiet time. I really enjoy mains but I think my favorite has to be appetizers, lots of tiny details and the chance of deep frying!

            1. re: Emme

              I love prep! I really enjoy chopping vegetable. I have pretty good knife skills, and making mounds of diced vegetables is very satisfying to me. I don't do it in anywhere near the quantities I did when I was working in kitchens, when I would a dozen onions at a time for soup.

              1. re: manraysky

                I'm with bubbs and man. Love the details involved in appetizers and will freqeuntly make a meal of them.

            2. Although my favourite is mains (as I initially posted) I also enjoy sidest. My least favourite would be dessert. Although I love making artisan breads I sort of fall short on desserts sometimes.

              I am very creative and innovative and no matter what course I am doing put my soul into it. My desire (and I am sure this is the same with many others) is to perfect skills and techniques so I tend to spend more time creating lovely meals than many (I am a homemaker and trained chef/teach cooking classes). No matter how you look at it, cooking is my life. I dream it, sleep it, eat it, breathe it.