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What is the dish that made you realise you loved cooking?

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KittyWalker Tue 13-Sep-11 15:20:58

Just watching Australian Masterchef and they are having to cook the dish that changed their life - I love cooking but I wouldn't have a clue what to cook!

CogitoErgoSometimes Tue 13-Sep-11 16:01:00

Originally apple pie. My mother's a rotten cook but posessive about her kitchen. I finally got her to agree to let me make an apple pie. I put heart, body and soul into making it the best pie possible, knowing it was the only decent thing I'd get to eat all week - and it really was. Have loved cooking ever since.

Hassled Tue 13-Sep-11 16:03:46

I think I'd say Bolognese sauce/ragu. I have tweaked it over the years and now I don't think I could improve it - it is the pinnacle of my culinary capabilities, and it's damn good.

LorenSorensen Tue 13-Sep-11 18:24:22

A Lemon Drizzle cake. I fell in love with baking, the sheer magic of raw cake mix turning into scented sponge in 30 minutes is hard to beat.

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Tue 13-Sep-11 18:28:12

this chicken pie. Never even attempted anything like it before this one and it is unbelievably tasty. I know I can bake, but with this one I became more confident that I could cook too.

KittyWalker Tue 13-Sep-11 18:40:43

Oooh Fuckity that sounds lovely!

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Tue 13-Sep-11 18:46:24

It is seriously yum. But I make one big pie, substitute the spring onions for a large regular one as it's cheaper, and leave out the tarragon as I hate it. Give it a good grinding of black pepper, put 250g of puff pastry on top and it's done. It really is such a yummy dish, and from the recipe tbh I didn't expect it to be all that great. Even my super fussy 3 year old gobbles it up

KittyWalker Tue 13-Sep-11 19:00:57

Might just do that for dinner tomorrow!

ravenc Tue 13-Sep-11 19:03:10

homemade tomato soup

storminabuttercup Tue 13-Sep-11 20:04:37

Ive always knew I enjoyed cooking, but my first risotto made me realise how much I bloody love it, there's something so good about the stirring!

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