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Mistakes you make in life that you also make in the kitchen.

I've noticed lately how my personality influences(or leaks)in the way I cook.For example:I tend to give up on things when they seem too hard and take a shortcut...or the safe way.And I end up doing that in the kitchen as well.What features do you transfer from life into the kitchen,or vice versa?

asked by mensaque about 5 years ago

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arcane54
added about 5 years ago

1) trying to do too much at once
2) experimenting when the tried and true would be a better choice
3) allowing other people to tell me how to be me... as if.

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MTMitchell
added about 5 years ago

Taking on more things than are reasonably doable. I do it at work, I do it in the kitchen (especially when we have guests), I'm trying to balance better in both areas. Too much stress.

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Jenny Maria
added about 5 years ago

Going into projekts that look fun, and learning the lesson along the way

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Chef Lisa
added about 5 years ago

When it's perfect, don't try & make it better!

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Turbeville Green
added about 5 years ago

I'm always trying to recreate the wheel when it's already been discovered :)

pierino
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added about 5 years ago

Frequently wounding myself.

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added about 5 years ago

Excellent question! And such great answers. I know there will be many more. I'll post a substantive response this evening or tomorrow, when time permits. ;o)

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mensaque
added about 5 years ago

Thanks for your answers,and for joining me in my ego trip!

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klrcon
added about 5 years ago

Interesting question and answers! I'm definitely guilty of trying to do way, way too much - that's the story of my life!
But lately I've been thinking the reverse is also true - that because I love to cook and it relaxes me, I'm often at my best when I'm cooking - I feel more creative, more flexible, much more willing to experiment than I am typically allowed to be at work, where, of course, the stakes are much higher. So I've been experimenting with trying to run my business more like I run my kitchen. It's too early to tell how that will work out but it sure as heck FEELS better!

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curiouskate
added about 5 years ago

I try to make things happen too quick and get impatient! Turn the heat up so things go faster, take things out too soon, etc.
oh, and not cleaning up my messes til they're overwhelming ;]

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added about 5 years ago

Just a little too much multitasking. Here is but one story out of many: http://thesolitarycook.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/there-are-days/

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mensaque
added about 5 years ago

LOL!

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added about 5 years ago

I often cook to get away from all the things I mess up in real life. Something too hard mentally or physically? I head to the kitchen and "use the force." I'm old now, so maybe my comfort in the kitchen comes from long experience. But I remember doing the same thing in grad school in my twenties and during the intense professional part of my 30s.

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added about 5 years ago

Soaking too long in the tub.

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needfulthings
added about 5 years ago

Interesting question. I'm guilty of meditative, over-thinking as well as crazy multi-tasking in both kitchen and life.

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Turbeville Green
added about 5 years ago

hear, hear

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