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Do you think cooking is a lost art? Will younger generations of women be cooking food or buying food?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • With so much packaged food available and pre made food in deli cases in our grocery stores I’m wondering if anyone will even cook anymore?




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      Denise Richardson wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • Cooking will never be a lost art in my house as long as I'm able I love to cook and I have taught both my daughters how to as well. Now I'm working on my g-baby who loves to help in cooking and household chores, one would only hope that the younger generation would grasp the concept that money is not going to be long enough the way the economy is going and the future doesn't look promising for their future to come so they'd better try and learn the old fashion ways of cooking and sewing and all those old school things we were taught for survival. But in a thought todays generation is youngsters having babies (how can they teach what they don't know if they haven't been taught???) worried




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      Denise Richardson wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I have a love for home made foods more so than pre cooked processed foods and i think we cook much more healthier when we cook ourselves.




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      UK Girl wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I wonder Cynthia sadly teaching home economics has now been dropped at school but I have taught my daughter to cook and she loves cooking for her friends and she is the one who teaches them and my nieces love cooking and making pastry and biscuits




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      Pharmagirl wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I don’t think so. People who care about what they eat will always want to cook at home - we know what goes into it and it’s usually made with love. I was raised with home cooked everything and that has stayed with me today. Both my children love cooking and it’s a great way to bond.

      Packaged foods offer convenience and in today’s lifestyle, that’s a huge bonus. Fortunately there are lots of healthier options with less preservatives and fresh ingredients. Reading labels is important though.

      Sharmani
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      Mary Clark wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I think they will still cook because look at all the cooking shows on television...Paula Deen, etc.  

      My son even watches cooking shows and swears up and down he is a better cook than me...and he’s probably right.

      People still love to cook no matter what the age.  Also...I’m finding so many younger people like in their 20’s are becoming health nuts...and really try to eat smarter and better.  So many of them are NOT eating the junk....




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      Jo46 wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I think that my son appreciates a homecooked meal and the way it can make the house smell good!!!!!!  I always tell my son to become a bettter cook then me!  We also our fans of the food channel!




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      Linda L wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I agree with all of you.  I’m guilty of buying the package food because it’s so convenient and my daughter and I have different tastes.  It’s hard to cook for 2 w/o having tons of leftovers.  I do try though, and homemade is always the best.  

      Maryclark said it well.  My daughter is also in the health kick and she is very creative in her cooking.  When Morning Star discontinued our favorite, she created her own version and actually it’s so much better as well as fresh.happy




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      Lazylola wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • Not in my house and I try to get my boys to help out often.




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      Angelcart wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • Well I’m going to go out on a limb and say that a lot of the younger generation will not learn to cook.  Example:  my 20 year step daughter moved back in with us and has not cooked one meal.  She likes to bake brownies but that’s the extent of her “cooking“.  Now, when I cook she has no problem pulling up a chair at the table.  When I was cooking last night she walked out and said she was going to a restaraunt with a gf.  I think if she ever did cook a home made meal you’d probably be able to knock me over with a feather!  If I don’t cook it or it’s not microwaveable then she doesn’t eat.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I like all the answers! I’ve been really mixed on this. I know so many people who buy Costco prepared meals, pre seasoned meats for the grill, canned this, boxed that. What I’ve noticed is that some people I know say they “made” macaroni and cheese for lunch - Kraft boxed, they “made” brownies - boxed Ghiradelli, they “made” soup - canned Campbells. I admit I’m old fashioned and I have the time to make things from scratch where many women really don’t and they‘re tired when they come home from work. I agree with Sharmani that are are thankfully more healthy options for people with no time to cook. I’m just happy that they‘re not all going through the drive through every night. That’s no way to feed a family.

      Term, LOL. Joe’s like that, too. He and I have many “spirited debates” on cooking topics.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I too Agree with you Choc. some women don't have the time to cook from scratch and those prepared meals are a great help, but as for me and my house "we shall cook it, bake it make it mix it from scratch"  lol. I know my ancestors who taught me would be proud.estatic




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      Denise Richardson wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I hear ya Annie lolheart. My hubby is an excellent cook as well and he perfers to cook and eat at home most times and i bothers me not one bit especially when he does the cooking lol.




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      Tuliplady wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • I cook, and I cook from scratch. All my kids know how to cook that way as well, but they don’t always take the time.  But I know they’ll always cook some.  Homemade is the food they like to eat.




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      Mary Clark wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • My oldest son cooks...mostly chicken...but he can cook...he will never starve and he doesn’t eat a lot of fast food either..

      My youngest son loves to grill and is begging me to buy him a green egg..which I probably will for Christmas! But he can cook anything..bake anything...and loves to try new things.

      And they both do their own laundry...and my oldest claims he can iron better than me.  

      I truly believe people will always learn to cook for the most part...or will love it!




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      Anne E wrote Aug 31, 2010
    • Well, it certainly isn’t the art form it was in my mom’s day!  She made a great dinner every night with dessert.  She also made great appetizers and threw fabulous parties. Sigh.




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      Faye43 wrote Sep 3, 2010
    • Meat loaf and mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, potato and macaroni salad, spaghetti, ghoulish, chili, new potato and pea soup, tuna casserole, spanish rice, sweet potato casserole to name a few; yes from scratch.




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      Tobi Gary wrote Sep 10, 2010
    • Yes Anne E, your mom was a great cook etc..., but did she also have a full time job? Unfortunately, now days we have to work all day outside the home; then come home and get a good meal on the table in limited amount of time. I think women and men today are more health conscious and really interested in putting the right food in their bodies. The food network would not be so popular if cooking was a dying art. We just have to learn new time saving techniques, choose healthy recipes and more interesting healthful ways of doing what our mothers did in the last generation. Then teach our sons and daughers these secrets.




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      Mindy Wilson wrote Oct 24, 2010
    • I know a lot of women around 40. Who do not cook or really know how! It amazes me. I don’t really enjoy it but I do it and try to do so well. I have never bought canned chili or hamburger helper type meals. I’m aiming to teach my children the same. I have a couple of recipes that call for cream of whatever soup....but I try to avoid them on principle!




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      Mindy Wilson wrote Oct 24, 2010
    • Cynthia a friend of mine was aiming to ‘make’ french dip sandwiches for dinner.

      I mentioned, “oh you made a roast yesterday?”
      She replied, “Well, we have a deli here don’t we?”

      Ick. That isn’t a real meal to me.

      Mindy




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      Bernardina ["Bernie"] Kimmerle wrote Oct 29, 2010
    • Never never never - - -everyone appreciates a home cooked meal - made from scratch.

      I agree with Jo46 - my son now cooks his ownmeals from scratch.  he cannot stand McDonalds - I never bought him any fast food junk food when he ws a baby, child, teenager - he is now 19 and will still not eat in drive throughs.

      Most habits start at home; they see  their mom cooking... and in the end, they will follow that.....

      And with Food Network - cooking at home will never be a lost art.  

      Personally, it relaxes me.  The first thing I do when I come home from work is start dinner - - believe it or not, my family WAITS for dinner - - be it at 6:30, 8:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. was the latest... my family refused to do take out....




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