A Cooking Machine

After yesterday’s prompt it seems that cooking is a problem for many and not just me. I would build a machine that would automatically cook whatever dish you wanted.

All you would have to do was to feed in the recipe in the form of a data file. Then you put in the ingredients not even bothering to measure out the right quantity. Did you know that when they write 1 cup, an American cup is different from what it would mean for some other country? And what exactly do they mean by 1 stick of butter? No need to worry about all that, all we would do was to put the ingredients in and let the machine figure out the right quantity.

The machine would “read” the recipe and know what to do next. No more headaches of when to stir fry, boil, simmer or bake. Listen to the bubbling and gurgling sounds while reading your favorite magazine (or blogging) and when you hear the Brrrring, out pops the dish, ready to eat! How cool is that?

Push the “Retrieve ingredients” button to bring out the unused ingredients ready to be stored for later use. And wait, there’s more. No more washing up dirty pans and pots. There’s a dish washer incorporated inside the machine as well. Press the button which reads “Clean up” and all the washing will be done.

That’s it. Repeat the cycle for your next tasty dish. No bungle ups and completely mess free.

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Don’t make me do the cooking!

When I started working, I was sent for training to France for 3 months. I went with a group of colleagues and each of us was given a studio apartment.

My mother tried to teach me a few simple recipes and made me write them down. However luckily I never had to try them out as one person in our group was an expert cook. We used to eat together and since everyone had to contribute I always volunteered to do the dishes. Thus I was spared having to cook anything.

When I got married I used to live with my mother-in-law who would do the cooking which was just great for me. I was also working full time and this gave me an excuse not to spend too much time in the kitchen. Of course there was an occasional dish that I knew how to make which my husband liked so I would venture in the kitchen for that.

Later when we moved into our own house my mother-in-law (Bless her) arranged for a lady to come in and do the basic cooking for us. She was a real expert but I never managed to learn anything from her.

When I left my job I no longer had an excuse not to do the cooking. And so reluctantly I had to. For some reason I have never liked the fact that you put in so much effort into something which will just be eaten. Another reason may be that I am not very good at it and I generally don’t like doing something I am not good at.

What is interesting is that I like watching cooking shows. I love the way those expert chefs are given some ordinary ingredients and they put together an exciting dish and that too in a limited time. If I was so good at cooking I would definitely love it too.

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