I was able to interview both my Mom and Dad to see how their views differed. It came out to roughly the same conclusion…I was never a fan of seafood and I loved pasta.
1. What did I hate eating when I was younger? How did you deal with that?
2. What did I love eating?
3. Did you cook different things before you were married than after?
4. How has your relationship with food changed over the years?
5. How did you start cooking?what made you want to start?
6. What is your favorite meal to make?
7. What were my table manners like as a kid?
8. How was your parents? cooking?
9. What did your parents cook?
10. What are your favorite food memories of me growing up?
11. Why did you cook more than (other parent/person)?
12. Do you regret cooking or feeding me anything?
13. Is there a special food that reminds you of me?
14. Did you cook for me or for yourself? (Like ?Luxury,? where the mom
cooks for her kids and doesn’t cook her favorite meals anymore)
15. What foods did you stop cooking once you started a family?
16. How did you think you’d feed me when I was little, and did that change?
17. How would you rate yourself as a cook?
18. Did you have any kitchen disasters?
19. What do you hope I’ll cook when I have my own family?
20. Do you wish you made more of something that you don’t cook very often?
21. If you could have any meal (the ultimate meal) what would it be?
22. Do you enjoy cooking, or do you do it because you have to?
1. You hated seafood. I just never cooked it
2. Your favorite meal was pasta.
3. I changed my cooking slightly because of some allergies your dad had like walnuts and kiwi
4. I am more willing to try different foods now
5. I started baking when I was around 7 and cooking meals when I lived in an apartment in college.
6. My favorite meal to make is soup.
7. Your manners were excellent.
8. My parents cooking was quite simple, meat, vegetable and salad.
10. You never like to mix your food. You never like breakfast and would not eat a typical lunch. I had to make pasta.
14. I cooked for both of us. I would incorporate foods we all liked.
16. I never wanted to feed you any processed food. I wanted to make all your food and I think I followed through with that in most cases.
20. I would cook more seafood and hope that you would begin to like it.
21. I like to cook. I wish I had someone to clean up after for me. Ha!
22. You cook very healthily and I hope you continue.
- Fish. You’d try it, but knew something was up even when I told you the ahe was “special chicken”.
- You loved everything (but fish), but pasta was your favorite (our spaghetti)
- I still have my favorites that are all made to taste.
- I am pretty picky…I only want to eat or drink calories that are high quality and taste good.
- In second grade my mom started teaching school, so I had to cook for my brothers and me. I hated T.V. dinners, so I began to cook food.
- Probably spaghetti, because the sauce is full of tastes I love- beef, onion, garlic, wine, tomato sauce and spices.
- You (and your sister) had great manners as a kid. We took you out to nice restaurants and you learned how to behave well.
- My mom was a great cook
- My mom cooked using a wide variety of her favorite recipes that included all types of foods, so we learned to eat everything.
- You would stand next to me in the kitchen and help-just like you do now. You loved to eat good food and you enjoy it so much- just like you do now.
- I enjoyed cooking and I love mixing flavors that compliment each other.
- I regret not actively introducing you to seafood. They represent wonderful meals in one of the freshest markets in the world.
- My spaghetti sauce reminds me of you. When I cook over an outside grill, you are standing next to me.
- I always cooked my favorite meals for you and me. We like the same things-
- When you were really young, foods had to be smoother and blander. It didn’t take long before you ere much more interested in what was on my plate.
- I think I’m a reasonably good cook, because I think my food tastes good. I believe that cooking simple is cooking good.