Men Who Cook

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    Mar 27, 2008 1:46 AM GMT
    So i've been told by many that im a good cook and that it's a good quality.So i've been trying to gauge what other guys think about men that know how to cook, is it a nice talent, sexy or just plain cool?


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    Mar 27, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    I cook....by no means am I some gourmet chef. But I do alright. My mother raves about my cooking. She even ask me to make her large amounts of food so she can eat it during the week.

    People at work always say they love the scents coming my desk. It always smells delicious.
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 27, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    It's a quality that turns me on in a guy. I love to cook and I'm good at it, but I don't do anything elaborate just for myself. When I see a guy that cooks for himself, makes his own soup, uses the veg from his garden, I don't know, there's something appealing about that.
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    Mar 27, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    I prefer to be referred to as a reheater not a cook... def not a chef!
  • sandiegovince

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    Mar 27, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    Well I cook and bake for a living--that's my profession. I also enjoy cooking and baking for pleasure. Some say I look sexy in my chef whites. ;-)
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    Mar 27, 2008 4:57 AM GMT
    a man who cooks is hot
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    Mar 27, 2008 7:18 AM GMT
    OK - I'm a fantastic cook (I blame my Mother - all she could make were casseroles...) and everyone loves to come to our house for dinner. The only downside is that I'm shopping and cooking for days and really don't get to enjoy it... icon_cry.gif As for talent - Yes! I've had people fighting over an invitation to dinner...
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    Mar 27, 2008 2:03 PM GMT
    I work in hospitality management and have learned heaps from my chefs. My man loves it when I cook, which is most of the time.
    Good food is a joy.

    I was thinking we should open a new forum section for RJ'ers best recipes. Anyone else think this a good idea? Perhaps we could ask Jeff.
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    Mar 27, 2008 2:16 PM GMT
    I love cooking, and I'm good at it.

    It's only a turn-on to a guy who has an appreciation for food though. If he doesn't know the difference between Cibatta and Boule, that's fine, if he doesn't care whether his hot dog is on a hamburger or hot dog bun, then there's an issue. icon_eek.gif

    It seems like a lot more guys (namely our own type) are cooking these days, a huge amount on here, because we require better more customized nutritious diets. I think it's fantastic.

    It lowers our chance of making a guy swoon over something he can't do, though. icon_biggrin.gif
  • sandiegovince

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    Mar 27, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    Hey SW,
    Here are a few tips to make your dinner parties easier.

    1. Pick one or two complicated recipes (perhaps the main dish) then round out the rest of the meal with easy prepared sides or even some store bought items. Not everything needs to be done from scratch.

    2. Do dishes you've mastered or know how to prepare really well--the more familiar you are with a dish the quicker it becomes to prepare.

    3.Get out all the recipes you plan to prepare. Read them through thoroughly and jot down all the ingredients needed. Take an inventory of your refrigerator and pantry and see the items you have on hand and what you'll need to buy--that also includes the table. Don't forget the candles, flowers and wine! Now make 1 major shopping trip. It cuts down endless trips to the store.

    4.Prep items together. So you've noticed you need carrots for the appetizer as well as the main dish? Prep all the carrots at one time. Same goes for the rest of the ingredients.

    5. Time management. Make yourself a prep list and schedule. What times do the things need to be put into the oven? How long will they take? Knowing these things cuts out wasted minutes and helps you enjoy your party--after all who needs to be stuck in the kitchen all night?

    -Vince
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 27, 2008 2:25 PM GMT
    I think its a real talent and is always a positive whenever I talk to a guy who is a capable cook.

    As far as me, I have the capability, I just haven't taken the initiative to become a good cook. I really think to be truly fit, cooking has to be a part of the "ingredients".
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    Mar 27, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    I hate cooking, and I cannot claim to be very good at it. Matter of fact nobody in my immediate family likes cooking including my mom. My partner is better than me but he does not like it much either.

    I think I will have to will myself to learn more about it, it is healthier and cheaper to cook from scratch instead of buying out all the time, or buying pre-packaged stuff.

    Is it a good skill or quality to have? Absolutely, if I was good at it and single I would be loudly proclaiming it as a selling point.
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    Mar 27, 2008 3:42 PM GMT
    Put your hands if you cook icon_biggrin.gif


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    Mar 27, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    love to cook and am quite good at it. i thank my two italian parents who forced me to help in the kitchen as a child. i especially love to cook for family and friends. my real passion is baking, as i have a naughty sweet tooth. nothin' says lovin' like somethin' from the oven.
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    Mar 27, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    Like sandiegovince I cook for a living.

    It's not fun cooking though, and the recipes at work are pretty bland.

    I'm great at home though, where I get free reign of the kitchen icon_twisted.gif.
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    Mar 27, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    My cooking skills are sort of limited to bar-b-queing and making salads - oh and one other thing.....I am good at coming up behind a sexy, hunky cook - and giving him some 'encouragement' by way of a long, sensuous kiss on the back of his neck while he chops, grates, purees, blends, stirs, or whatever it is that cooks do best!
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    Mar 27, 2008 3:49 PM GMT
    Isn't there a saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach"? I wonder if that applies to gay men.
  • jarhead5536

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    Mar 27, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    When I was nineteen and just starting to date, I had a "mentor" (bitchy queen that took it upon himself to bring me up right) that told me that learning to cook well was the best thing I could do for myself, next to a good haircut, contact lenses, a new wardrobe and a gym membership.


    He was right...
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    Mar 27, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
    On a daily basis, I'm too busy to be bothered to whip up anything elaborate, so I usually claim not to cook. Given the time and inclination, though, I'm pretty damn good at it. That usually only happens for dinner parties and guys I really like, though.

    And yeah, I think it's kind of attractive in a guy. To me, a good date might just be an evening wandering the supermarket aisles with my guy, picking out produce and such, and then going home to drink wine and cook together in my tiny little kitchen while watching a movie in the background or listening to music.
  • sandiegovince

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    Mar 27, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    jockbud, you can give me "encouragement" anytime you want...LOL
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    Mar 27, 2008 4:13 PM GMT
    Men who cook are hot.

    Oh, and fooling around in the kitchen while preparing a meal... that is extremely hot.
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Mar 27, 2008 4:17 PM GMT
    It's a great skill to hone.

    I'm more of a baker myself as I like letting food stew on its own in the oven. I've primarily practiced cakes and pies (because of their calories, I tend to share them with the neighbors).

    I prefer cooking for other people though.

    How many here went through home economics?
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    Mar 27, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    BRIX saidMen who cook are hot.

    Oh, and fooling around in the kitchen while preparing a meal... that is extremely hot.


    hell yeah. it can get very 9 1/2 weeks!
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    Mar 27, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    Never went through home economics, I wish I had though. I took typing which turned out to be very useful with the advent of PCs. I can type up to 50 words per minute.
  • dhinkansas

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    Mar 27, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    Men who cook are very hot indeed. It's a great trait to have. It's amazing to listen to all of the people in the office who can't cook, so dinner every night is drive through crap, and then they wonder why they are now a size 14 or 16. There's just something special about a home cooked meal with the right person.
    (I'd cook any time for ZDrew).