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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

And if the answer is affirmative … what is the culinary specialty that stands out the most?

In my case … ballmeats … and "asado" of course !.


whitphoto16 May 2018 11:28 a.m. PST

Ballmeats? There's a translation issue here…

I cook for my family 90% of the time. As a single father of three kids I learned to cook, or the kids didn't eat. One's moved out, one is in college and one is finishing high school. Now I have my mother, my girlfriend of over a decade and a newborn baby in the house also so I still cook. I make a mean chili. It's starting to be summer so there's more grilling on the porch to keep the house cooler.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 11:56 a.m. PST

I cook. Breakfast, quiche and quesadillas are my specialties.

Rich Bliss16 May 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

I cook. Grilling and Mexican are my specialities

Vigilant16 May 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

Either I cook or starve. Various chicken dishes are the main dish of choice.

Andrew Preziosi16 May 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

I cook all the time, more during the colder months, less during the warmer.


Spinach omelettes du fromage au Provence (or Italiano) are "de rigeur" here

Spicy Thai Sautee'd Baby Bok Choy w/Japanese mushrooms and onions in a home-made sauce

Asparagus au Provence (served cold)

Home-made Lentil soup

Chicken & Broccoli Penne Alfredo

Semi-Home-made Chicken Noodle Egg Drop soup

Various other dishes from time to time.

Bismarck16 May 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

I spent 43 years in the industry, worked in hotel, fine dining and French restaurants early in my career, the balance split between business dining management or distribution sales, so I am no stranger in the kitchen. One contract foodservice company I worked for aa a Food Service Director even sent me to CIA in Hyde Park for continuing education programs. I used to do a mix of French, Italian, Middle Eastern, Greek, Asian, basic American and Southern comfort food. Now with the kids grown and far away, being a widower, its usually simple a la carte single serve items. Heavy on Chicken,fish,lean pork and little red meat. Plenty of vegetables. Still hard to cook for just one when you are used to feeding many.

jefritrout16 May 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

Not that often, but when I do it is either some chicken dish or Italian. I make lasagna as good as my mom's according to many.

Minha esposa e uma Gaucha e ela faz churrasco muito bom.

Oberlindes Sol LIC16 May 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

I cook sometimes: pasta with sauces that I create based on what I have in the house (the pineapple pork sausages were surprisingly good!); beef meatballs with interesting seasonings (e.g., cardamom and cloves), typically over rice; grilled ham-and-cheese and other grilled sandwiches, usually served with fairly simple salads.

I have also made gravlax, which isn't cooking, but it is delicious. Gravlax is an essential element of the voileipä plate, which includes rye bread, butter, cheese, mustard, pickled cucumbers, and other things for people to assemble their own open-faced sandwiches.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

I cook:
Red beans & rice, sometimes with seared sausage
Chili (with beans; sorry to all y'all Texans, but I need the fiber more than the meat.)

The above two are my specialty, and get raves from friends and family.

I also do:
Bacon and eggs
French toast
Pancakes (rarely)
Hot dogs

And that's about it for my repertoire. Unless grilled sandwiches, cold cereal and slice and bake cookies count. I also do "heat up" pre-packaged meals (like Bertolli's skillet meals), but those really don't count as cooking. And I can boil water! Woohoo!

Legion 416 May 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

I cook All the time … I'm single ! And many items too ! Cooking isn't difficult generally. I watched and even helped my Mom at times when I was young. She used to watch the Food Channel too. So I guess one could say I learned from the "best" ! evil grin

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 May 2018 2:16 p.m. PST

I cook @ 90% of our dinners. several standbys. Everything from Chef Boyardee to full on Thanksgiving dinners

Hlaven16 May 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

I always could cook. But since I retired before my wife; I cook quite a lot. My specialties include :

Pork green chili
Spaghetti with meatballs and Italian sausage
Sautéd chicken thighs with a side of veggies
Tuna salad

wrgmr116 May 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

I BBQ all year, in Canada. Lots of cast iron pan in the barby. Ratatouille, green curry veggies, chicken, lamb, sausages, grilled pineapple, peppers or romaine lettuce.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 May 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

I cook. Pretty much all meals and lots of styles.

Booze and spiced cookies and/or pies are probably my best output.

Ground lamb casseroles are the most requested.

My own fave is salade Niçoise or various homemade hummus.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

I cook all the time. My specialty is Sicilian recipes handed down from my Grandparents from Sicily. And NO you can't have them! I've been sworn not to give them to anyone unless they are blood, and then if they give them out, I am sworn to settle it with them. So far no one has asked me for them knowing the consequences, of which I tell them before eating.

deephorse16 May 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

I cook almost evety single day, but I'm not touching ballmeat.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 4:25 p.m. PST

I cook. Food mostly, but cookies around Christmas.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 4:30 p.m. PST

I cook using a slow cooker pot roast, ribs , chicken pork loin almost anything that I can shred so the leftovers are insane like burritos tacos

Katzbalger16 May 2018 4:48 p.m. PST

I cook, when my wife doesn't want to or I want something special.

Eggs (in many styles, but usually omelots)
Rice pudding
Fruit dumplings
Sweet rolls
Cinnamon rolls
French toast
Red cabbage
Potato pancakes
Whipped potatoes
Chicken schnitzel
and sometimes I just experiment.


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 5:27 p.m. PST

My wife does most of the everyday cooking but I do many of the holidays and weekend meals as well as baking.

I can't say there's a specialty but I'll do classic Beef Wellington, Samll sauces, Game.

Baking is mostly biscuits, sweet rolls and bread.

redbanner414516 May 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

I had ballmeat once. It was deep fried. Anything's edible if you fry it.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP16 May 2018 6:05 p.m. PST

I cook every day. Italian, Indian but especially Tapas.

Tonight it was braised short ribs.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 May 2018 9:20 p.m. PST

I had ballmeat once.

My Uruguayan friend knew how to cook it! grin

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2018 1:43 a.m. PST

I don't cook often but usually stir fry or slow cooker chicken dish. Baking is more my speed. I bake cookies & bread on special occasions.

Green Tiger17 May 2018 4:34 a.m. PST

I now live by myself but even before that I did most of the cooking and I'm pretty good- as befits my ethnic origin my specialty is Roast Beef…

Old Wolfman17 May 2018 6:10 a.m. PST

Can hold my own with cooking stuff. Wife is no slouch either. We both can do pasta,baked chicken,and so on.

GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

I cook almost daily. All kinds of things. In the kitchen, on the grill or in the smoker.

Walking Sailor17 May 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

Cook or starve. I can cook anything in the book. I am moving away from meats and towards more vegetables, Mediterranean and Curries. Some of those spices are antioxidants, it's a health thing.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2018 9:45 a.m. PST

Very jummy dishes here… many thanks!…

Also… so many cookers too… (smile)

Anyone is a Chef?.


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2018 10:51 a.m. PST

Every day.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2018 3:47 p.m. PST

I crockpot a lot.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2018 8:45 p.m. PST

I LOVE me some asado! Ballmeat… not so much.

I cook, but much less than I'd like to.

My specialty is my mom's family recipe for Romanian steak, best when the meat marinates for about 3 days.

I also make a nice salami sandwich, sliced off kosher salami we hang in the kitchen to air-dry, sometimes garnished with a few homemade pickled jalapeños.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2018 8:47 p.m. PST

I LOVE me some asado! Ballmeat… not so much.

I cook, but much less than I'd like to.

My specialty is my mom's family recipe for Romanian steak, best when the meat marinates for about 3 days.

I also make a nice salami sandwich, sliced off kosher salami we hang in the kitchen to air-dry, garnished with a pickle and maybe a few slices of homemade pickled jalapeño.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2018 9:49 a.m. PST

I make all meals. Wife hasn't made a meal in 3 and a half years

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP18 May 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

I am the "default" cook. My wife cooks when she feels like it, and I do all the rest.

goragrad18 May 2018 9:14 p.m. PST

When I am on my own – currently mooching of the sister-in-law.

Back in the day when Dad and my brothers were staying at my place, I did the cooking while one of them did the desserts.

Mostly the easy stuff – spaghetti; fried chops, etc.; hamburger stroganoff (and the real thing); stews, lots of grilled.

Also a fair version of my mother's stuffed peppers. And the pork chops in gravy with sauerkraut.

Then a few recipes from the 2nd edition of Joy of Cooking and variations that I make from them.

Nice to have some variety.

legatushedlius20 May 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

I cook every day and sometime write about it!


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2018 12:18 p.m. PST

We mostly cook at home, my fiancée is Chinese so I think you can figure out what kind of food we eat…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 11:39 a.m. PST

You are lucky my friend!. (smile)


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