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    Hey guys,

    So ive finally got out of home at my ripe old age and ive been faced with the task of cooking. My ISFj mother and sometimes ISTj father always did the cooking and i had never even tried. Interestingly dinner at our house was typically stock standard with meat and 3 veg and casseroles, although occasionally mum would do things like tacos. I do wonder slightly if their Ne polrs influenced their fairly booring meal choices or if it was more the era they were born in? (they are fairly old).

    So im kind of enjoying it except i live on uni campus and we share a kitchen with so many people. Its about 2000 kelvin in there and when its Asian cookup night i dont even bother.. I have trouble remembering to get all the ingredients and planning what im going to make. Luckily a really nice ENTp has taken me under his wing and says hes impressed by how far ive come hehe. He is a good cook, last night he made this crumbed chicken and it was yummy.

    My ESTj mate and his INFj girlfriend seem to be fairly good cooks. They would make nice curries and heaps of different things. One thing i noticed though is the ESTj would put in about 30 different spices. I did always wonder whether he knew what he was doing (i suspect he didnt), but he does have strong Si so i dunno! His girlfriend would bake gingerbread cookies, egg nog and brownies lolol just like the joke on the forum says!

    So what are your thoughts on this subject? are you good at it? What types make the best cooks? I have in my head alpha's for some reason. ISFp's and ESFj's in particular. I do know an ISTp chef though, in fact maybe two!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meatburger View Post
    My ESTj mate and his INFj girlfriend seem to be fairly good cooks. They would make nice curries and heaps of different things. One thing i noticed though is the ESTj would put in about 30 different spices. I did always wonder whether he knew what he was doing (i suspect he didnt), but he does have strong Si so i dunno! His girlfriend would bake gingerbread cookies, egg nog and brownies lolol just like the joke on the forum says!
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    So what are your thoughts on this subject? are you good at it? What types make the best cooks? I have in my head alpha's for some reason. ISFp's and ESFj's in particular. I do know an ISTp chef though, in fact maybe two!
    Alpha SFs, ime.
    ESTjs if their style is the same as yours.
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    I think I am a fairly good cook and baker... I have absolutely no idea how to cook anything involving meat, though.
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    Oh yes, in general, I am steadily growing a love for cooking. If I have time to do it and money to buy good things, I'm all for it. I def have my own style though. Practical, good foods. Nothing too "fancy" or "dressy". Lots of substance.
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    i'm really good at certain involved recipes that i've "mastered."
    like....french onion soup (6 hours to make!), hummus (and i got dry chick peas too), lots of baking recipes.
    i'm pretty good at also telling people what ingredient to add to their recipes. my ese friend makes stuff all the time and i go "hey why don't you try this with it?!" and he always LOVES my suggestion.
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    i HATE cooking.
    especially for myself.
    if i'm making a dish for a party, that's fun. but cooking to feed myself, 3 times a day, is so mind numbingly depressing to me. I never actually plan a meal for myself. I can't seem to understand the concept that I'd have to cook for myself like I would for a party. I'll normally just eat peanut butter when I feel hungry.
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    I enjoy cooking, but it's rarely something I have the will to do. Immediate family doesn't like the things I cook, and I don't really have anyone else to make things for. I'll occasionally treat myself to something a bit exotic, but it's rarely much point cooking for one. I tend to feel like I'm wasting it if I make more than I can eat in one sitting :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by meatburger View Post
    Hey guys,

    I have trouble remembering to get all the ingredients and planning what im going to make.


    Me too... or else I manage somehow to get all the stuff and then, while preparing the great feast, wander off to check something online or out in the yard and burn the bread and who knows what else.
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    I both cook and bake for stress relief. The more involved or exotic the recipe the better. Cooking good food always helps me feel better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddikens View Post
    wander off to check something online or out in the yard and burn the bread and who knows what else.
    I used to do that at home. I would put noodles on, go back to my room and start looking at something. Then i would look at the time and realise the noodles have been cooking for 40 minutes. They can no longer be classified as noodles and have morphed into something more sinister. Fortunately i dont do that at the moment because my room is three flights of stairs away from the kitchen. I do often get all the way to the kitchen and realise that i dont have the main ingredient though. *doh!*.

    I found this dude on youtube whos trying to get a cooking show going. At first he might seem a bit weird but hes growing on me. I think hes some kind of Alpha. I cooked his coke marinated steak the other night and it was pretty great. Kind of like 100 orgasms in my mouth.

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    not sure I'm delta but... CAN say for sure that ESE and SEI are really amazing cooks ! Thay can cook anything tasty from the craps in my fridge. Earthy pleasures, aaah *sigh*

    Am a good cook, but cannot compare to this !! Besides... I can't resist when someone feeds me with such an obvious delight.

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    I can cook... although I prefer to keep it simple (bacon and eggs, and stuff like that) quick meals that I have down to a no-movement wasted process. (in the bacon and eggs example, I start with the bacon going in the microwave... eggs on the stove... bread in the toaster, four minutes later everything is done and on the plate)

    as far as temps and timing... I have crazy skills I developed over the years working in a bakery. 9/10 I'm walking up to the timer when it goes off. I don't have to even think about it. I just put stuff in, set the timer, and go watch tv or internet or something, then something just goes off in my head that says "it's done".

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    I agree - alpha SFs are awesome cooks! I like to cook as well. I don't have trouble focusing, but sometimes I attempt more dishes than I can keep track of all at once. I'm working on simplifying. haha
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    Scrambled eggs and steak are about the only thing I know how to cook. Anything that takes over 15 minutes, I'm not doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linalee View Post
    CAN say for sure that ESE and SEI are really amazing cooks !
    Certainly. I regularily eat in my SEI friend's house. It's light years beyond what I usually eat in my own house.

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    alpha SFs also sort of "feel responsible for feeding other people", which is nice. They are good friends to have, and you can be a good friend to them by making sure they don't go broke and over-feed people at their own expense.
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    I am INFj and I definitely enjoy cooking, and my family tells me that I am a good cook. I enjoy making healthy meals, and I love trying new foods. Sometimes it is fun to make complicated, gourmet meals, although I have to be in the right mood. My dad is ISFj and he is a good cook but is not extremely creative in his food choices. I tend to be very perfectionist with my cooking, while he just sort of approximates measurements and dumps them in a bowl.

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    My SLI mom is an amazing cook. She loves to experiment with healthy substitutes and her garden, and her meals usually turn out tasting good.

    I'm a decent cook, but I'm not brave. I have certain meals that I like, and I stick to them. Maybe I'll change the amount of spices depending on my mood, but that's it.

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