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beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
no, not really - i mean when i am making pasta i taste it to make sure it is cooked, but not for flavour. this is probably bad as sometimes the food is super-spicy but oh well. :)
Diana172 Diana172 8 years
I really only taste it if I'm unsure about how it's coming along.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I always taste while I cook, although I try not too. My cat even loves trying to get a sample while she watches me.
geohiker geohiker 8 years
I always do, to taste for seasoning and to remember my grandmother. She used to tell me about cooking when she was young (in farm country); all the women would cook and the men would eat first, leaving the women to eat whatever was leftover. The women would all "sample" in the kitchen to be sure they got enough and to get everything while it was still hot! We've come a long way from that now, but I still like to sample! :)
geohiker geohiker 8 years
I always do, to taste for seasoning and to remember my grandmother. She used to tell me about cooking when she was young (in farm country); all the women would cook and the men would eat first, leaving the women to eat whatever was leftover. The women would all "sample" in the kitchen to be sure they got enough and to get everything while it was still hot!We've come a long way from that now, but I still like to sample! :)
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
hmmm is it odd that I usually taste but spit it out so I don't get full before dinner or lose my appetite? I like experiencing the meal with other people...
mayara mayara 8 years
It's part of cooking, isn't it? Quality control -- yeah, that's what it is...
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Sometimes, if it's a new recipe.
iMpErFeCtIoNs iMpErFeCtIoNs 8 years
Only cookie dough and seasonings.
DearSugar DearSugar 8 years
I can't help but eat while I cook, which is why I don't cook!!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
just because i can't resist. i'm usually great with seasoning so don't need to taste it.
figurine figurine 8 years
Not very often. I'm quite horrible with seasoning anyway, so... :(
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 8 years
Of course! That's half the fun of cooking!
meesha meesha 8 years
I'll confess: sometimes I sample so much that I'm not even hungry for the meal.
minimicra minimicra 8 years
I enjoy that especially when making baked goods like muffins & cupcakes - I absolutely *love* raw dough.
Marci Marci 8 years
For every night meals, I usually just taste for seasonings. But there are some things I HAVE to be sure taste good before giving to anyone else, like icing on a cake or cookies. Just to be sure. ;)
Random2 Random2 8 years
I always taste as I go, to make sure it's good to serve to others :P
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
Heck yes! And if it's really good, I may or may not still be hungry by the time everything is ready... :oops: :rotfl:
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
if i'm making cookies, then of course!
Historygal3 Historygal3 8 years
Not if it's something I make a lot. I can usually tell by how it looks if it needs something.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
I use Sofrito (the latin household flavor base consisting of herbs and spices, e.g. red peppers, garlic, parsley, cumin, oregano) and I usually just taste for how much salt is needed.
rubialala rubialala 8 years
I don't know what I would be tasting for. I wouldn't know if I should add anything.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Tasting is a must! :) And yummy too.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Tasting is a must! :) And yummy too.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Who doesn't? You have to at least make sure things taste right!
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