What was your first cooking experience?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I’ve personally asked some family members on WordPress, questions like β€œDo you love cooking?” β€œCan you cook?” β€œWhat food can you cook best?”

And Majority, let’s say 90%, reply in the positive.

So now, I think it’s high time I told you about the journey to my first cooking experience. πŸ˜‚

It’s all began…..

Well, like most males, I had an high interest in eating, but not preparing.

Like some guys, I was that kind of person that was always waiting to hear mom shout β€œcome take your food!!πŸ—£β€ and that’s when we ran with the speed of light βœ¨πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

But afterwards, as I grew older, I got hungry faster πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (I don’t know if it applies to you). And it finally got to the point where I couldn’t wait for mom to shout β€œcome take your foodβ€πŸ˜‚

Then the little Ego present in guys, came to me, and I said β€œI can also do this thing”

I don’t know if it was courage or EgoπŸ˜‚, but whatever it was, it led me to my first cooking experience.

My cooking experience 🀣🀣

Then at that moment, I felt like a superhero πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ I felt like Jean in Xmen, I felt that if superheroes could control stuffs with their minds, I could also control cooking with my mind.πŸ˜‚

Okay, I know you are also predicting how this is going to end, but hang on little πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Then I went to the kitchen and it was like I wasn’t familiar with it. I was only familiar with the kitchen when I wanted to take my food, not when I wanted to cook my foodπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Fast forward…..

I finally cookedπŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ but I used my head to cook. I didn’t look for recipes, I just used pure instinct πŸ˜‚

You should really try cooking with your instincts and not with guide πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Putting salt πŸ§‚, pepper 🌢, etc… was purely based on my mind and it’s only when my mind said β€œstop” that I knew the measurement was okay 🀣

Parents Review πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

My parents came back from their outing, and when they saw what I did. They were very happy. 😊 at least, I had taken up interest in kitchen activities πŸ˜‡

Then they asked me if my friends were coming over. I said β€œNO”. But they asked me again.

It was then I realized I had cooked for 20 🀣🀣🀣🀣and we are just 5 in our family. I cooked a local food called β€œEba”

So I guess my instinct didn’t put me well on the quantity measurement after-all πŸ˜…

πŸ˜…so don’t cook with your instinct, continue with your recipe guide πŸ˜…, except you are an expert πŸ˜‰

This is similar to the food I cooked. πŸ˜ƒ

So that’s my first cooking experience πŸ˜ƒ.

It was hunger that prompted me to cooking. And from there, I took up interest in cooking some simple foods, not the complex ones πŸ˜‚

So what’s your first experience of cooking?

You can just briefly tell us, or tell us the detailsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ here’s a good time to have a good laugh πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ€£

Published by Vincent Ehindero

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115 thoughts on “What was your first cooking experience?πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  1. haha what an experience! I hope you finished the 20 servings πŸ˜›

    My first experience was also out of pure need and survival. It was when I started my college. I had to be away from my parents living in a new city all by myself in a flat with one roomie.

    She taught me how to cook and we took turns in cooking and doing other household chores. It was fun though!!

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I know πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

        Got you there 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

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  2. The first time I was properly in the kitchen to make food was when I made bread rolls at school. I strolled out of school, feeling very pleased of myself, and offered some to my parents. They were disgusting and undercooked. They ended up unceremoniously thrown in the bin. My cooking experiences from then on have improved!πŸ˜‚

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ yeah.

      I know the feeling of you having the mindset of β€œI’m the best cook! I’m so proud of myself”

      Only for parents to think otherwise πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Yeah, I’m very certain your parents would love your food now πŸ₯°

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  3. Your food looks delicious!! Save some for me hehe!!
    I’m super new to cooking as well, but my family always says my food doesn’t have enough salt! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

      Thanks 😊

      Wow, πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚not enough salt?

      You don’t take salt?
      Or you are having troubles with the measurement? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      I’m pretty sure you won’t be allowed to cook family food πŸ˜‚


  4. Wow πŸ‘Œ πŸ‘Œ that’s an awesome step my friend πŸ’ your food looks amazing πŸ‘Œ and more over you prepared with all the good deeds so it has to be good.
    Keep exploring yourself πŸ‘ good luck πŸ‘
    And mine cooking experience was simple. I guess I have started when I was in 6th grade 😝😝😝

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  5. A boring dish… I was 5 years old when I cooked. My first dish I learned to cook was oat porridge. My Scottish father taught me, “it’s what Scottish people eat” , he said. I remember it was on a camping trip. I still eat oats today.

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      1. It is true my father taught my mother to cook as well, he was a ship’s captain and traveled all over the world tasting different dishes.
        I think I got my love of camping from him πŸ‘

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  6. We learn from our mistakes. I mean that’s how you growπŸ˜„
    Great effort on your part tho , and brownie points for eyeballing the measurements 🀣 that takes a lot of courage , for sure!

    I think the first thing that I ever tried cooking was flatbread. It’d turned out to be okay. Nothing spectacular but I think I got the job done🀣
    Tho my cooking skills have def improved since then but there are still some misshaps happening here and thereπŸ˜›

    Nice knowing about your cooking experience. T’was def interesting πŸ˜„

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚yeah, learning from our mistakes makes us grow

      Flatbread πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Yeah, if a cooking competition is to be hosted on WordPress, I’m definitely sure you would winπŸ€ͺ

      Thanks 😊

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      1. Win? Me? My dear friend , you sure do display a lot of confidence in me. Not sure where it’s gonna lead you tho🀣
        Thanks for the vouch thoπŸ˜ƒ
        You’re welcome!

        Have a nice day!😊

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    1. French fries 🍟😊😊😊

      One of the foods I eat but don’t know how to prepare πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      But it’s really nice knowing that you can prepare fries 🍟


  7. At 12 years old I fried the prettiest chicken ever seen in my eyes, but when my family bit into it blood dripped down their faces. I am now teleworking and trying to learn how to make simple, delicious and fulfilling meals for my husband. He is the chef in the family and has spoiled me. I want to have delicious meals ready for him so I am following cooking blogs like this one. I really need recipes.

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      I’m trying to imagine the look on your family faces when they bit into itπŸ˜‚

      That’s great! πŸ˜ƒ
      πŸ˜‚wow, you are really lucky to have an husband that is a wonderful chef πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³

      I will try to lookout for recipes that you might love.

      I’m sure your husband will have fantastic meals waiting for him 🀀🀀

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    1. πŸ˜ƒ now that’s what I’m talking about 😊

      Your son’s curiosity will lead him to be the best cook πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

      Please tell him I said this β€œI know you will one day be a better cook than your mom”

      And please greet your other wonderful children for meπŸ˜ƒβœ¨βœ¨πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ

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  8. Haha!
    Its usually hunger that prompt to cook for the very first time!
    Well, my cooking experiences are okay except for the very recent one!
    I baked a chocolate cake recently,
    My siblings/family very excitedly gathered around to cut the cake,
    And to my surprise, it was undercooked in the middleπŸ˜‚,
    And i defended myself by saying, that it was a chocolate β€œlava” cake.
    Hehe πŸ˜‰

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      I really love the very fast way you defended yourself πŸ˜ƒ

      And because your siblings/family didn’t really know much about the preparation of chocolate cake, they didn’t know it was undercooked πŸ˜‚

      Don’t tell me they bought your excuse πŸ˜ƒ

      Did they? πŸ˜‚

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      1. They figured it out partially, but the taste wasn’t that bad because obviously, β€œchocolate” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so the younger ones ate it and fortunately they found it very tasty haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

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  9. That looks delicious… and I loved reading about your experience πŸ˜‰
    I dabbled in cooking from a young age…
    I think the funniest was the first time I made a roast chicken though. I actually still don’t really like handling raw meat… but those days I was truly awful at it.
    There I was, at the sink, trying to rinse the chicken off – not looking at what I was doing, pulling the most interesting faces, inwardly freaking out. Not realising it would get worse… I needed to remove the plastic bag of giblets inside.
    One would swear I was a surgeon by this stage. There was no way I was touching that bag! I used mini tongs… and ‘ewwwww’ ‘ewwwww’ ‘ewwww’d my way to the dustbin thereafter.
    In the end, the chicken tasted great though πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks 😊

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚what an interesting experience with the Chicken

      I know right πŸ˜‚, I think my close friend has been in this situation before πŸ˜‚ the only different was that his chicken got burnt and we had no choice but to eat it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  10. Hey… Loved your experience. Funny!!!
    I am not a chef, but I do cook good food. That’s because, when I was small, I was never given the chance to even go near the stove. I grew curious and I had to experiment with the leaves and flowers when I was so small. And then, when my parents were away,I cooked with the help of my grandmother on a video call. I still remember her scolding me when I accidentally poured water to boiling oil…πŸ˜…. It was an accident, I swear!
    And then, the whole food, fortunately, turned out to be good. Mum and papa loved it!!!
    Thanks to God and obviously, my grandmother!!

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    1. πŸ₯°I’m happy to hear that you began the great journey of being a good cook at such an early age.

      It’s expected, maybe because of our in-exposure, we are not always allowed near the stove at an early age πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Grandma! 😊

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚you poured water to boiling oilπŸ˜‚ but I’m glad you are alright, it could be worse πŸ™

      I’m glad they loved it. A big thanks to grandma πŸ‘΅πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š


      1. πŸ‘βœ¨
        Thankfully I had covered miles before pouring the water after I sensed the trouble but I could still hear her scolding me… The video call was ongoing and she too ran away out of fearπŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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  11. Hahaha this was so much fun to read πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    I do not remember exactly when it at what age I started cooking but yes I was very young then, in school. I always loved cooking more than eating πŸ˜‹, and now have launched my YouTube channel where I cook simple and easy recipes for Beginners and otherwise πŸ™‚

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  12. I think the first time I ever cooked was making my dad a PB&J sandwich because my mom was away and my dad was running late from work and going to play tennis and didn’t have time to cook anything. I remember it was the first time I felt like I “took care” of my dad (this happened when I was in elementary school). That kind of stuck with me and I think i still use cooking to show my love and care for others.

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    1. πŸ˜ƒI’m so glad with the fact that you actually β€œtook care” of your dad.

      It’s always a good feeling when you use cooking to show love to others. You will receive a sense of goodness in your heart also.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. πŸ˜ƒ

      How are you doing today?


  13. My first cooking experience was when I was 5 πŸ˜€ I decided to make sandwiches to my Granny πŸ˜€ She said they were amazingly delicious πŸ˜€ Still don’t know if she was pretending or not… Nevertheless, now I am very good in cooking anything and I truly enjoy it. Maybe that compliment many years ago from my Gran gave me more confidence for my future kitchen explorations πŸ™‚

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    1. Awwww πŸ€— It’s always a good feeling to see grandparents happy with your cooking.

      I guess she wasn’t pretending. She really appreciated it and yeah, her compliment definitely pushed you to being a better cook.

      What’s your favorite food? πŸ˜ƒ


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