It's that time of the day . Again . Just 24 hours have passed . No sooner do you get over the hurdle , then it's upon you , again . A never-ending dilemma . Day in and day out . Monday to Sunday . Seven days a week . Four weeks a month . Three hundred and sixty five days a year . And I'm not talking about the actual cooking process !! That's easy peasy . I'm talking about WHAT to cook . That's the most annoying , frustrating thing . So it got me thinking about cooks/cooking styles . So here's my version on the different types of cooks .
THE CHEF DE LUXE
This is the innovative , experimental , always-up-for-a-new-challenge type of cook , who can whip up a gourmet meal in half an hour , with the bare minimal ingredients . A slave to the DSTV cooking channel , this culinary creator possesses many well-used , oil-splattered , doggy-eared cookbooks which adorn two entire shelves of the five-tiered bookshelf . Jamie Oliver and Nigella – eat your hearts out !!
THE TAKE-OUT SPECIALIST
And by this I don't mean take out as in MacDonalds or Nandos ! I'm talking about the take-out-of-a-can/box/packet specialist . Very clued up on brand names and new products . Knows the entire range of Royco sauces-in-a-can , Country Crop veggies-in-a-packet and I&J fish-in-a-box . Royco garlic sauce ? Nah , too thin . Knorr cheese sauce ? Nah , too salty . Koo mushroom sauce ? Nah , not mushroomy enough . Brand empowerment is her forte' . Never a dull moment in this kitchen . And never a dull meal either !
THE PREDICTABLE PLODDER
You can tell , more or less , what's on the dinner menu for the week . Plods along , predictable as ever . Resorts time and again to the good , old , favourite recipes . Called life-savers . Week in and week out . You know the ones I'm talking about ? Cabbage ? Baked beans ? etc .You know those specific meals that never let you down ? But hey , nothing wrong with it ! Food is food . Though sometimes the palate begins to protest , furiously … Amazingly , this is the one you want , when you're feeling nostalgic … A good , solid , old-fashioned , home-cooked meal … (the way mum/granny used to make it)
THE QUICK-FIX FANATIC
The last-minute cook . Procrastinates . Cooking is the last thing on her mind ! Suddenly realises that she has one hour to go . Rushes around feverishly , throwing everything into the pot . One – two – three and it's done . Try getting this madame to give you a recipe . Won't work . The recipe changes everytime she makes the dish . Hell , she doesn't know herself , if she put three , four or five spoons into the mixture ? How is she supposed to tell you ? Finds a last minute solution – and it works – everytime !
So , do any of the above styles remind you of somebody ? What type of a cook are you ?