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Who is the better cook, your mum or your SO?

What do you miss about your mum's cooking?
 

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Who is the better cook, your mum or your SO?

What do you miss about your mum's cooking?
My wife because my mum never took the time to cook properly. My mums chinese and made amazing pork buns once so i miss that.
 

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Who is the better cook, your mum or your SO?

What do you miss about your mum's cooking?
My wife's cooking is definitely better. My mom has the inability to follow a recipe or measure things, throws in random ingredients for fun, and over or undercooks almost everything.

I suppose I miss some of the variety, and the spicy food. My wife is extremely picky and hates anything remotely spicy (related to HER mom's cooking). So while the food is always good, it gets repetitive and is usually mild.
 

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DW, hands down. Mom was a 50's cook... boxes, cans, frozen, efficient. DW considers cooking a fine craft to enjoy and be enjoyed with all.

I miss mom's family Christmas fig cookies.
 

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One of the first meals my ex tried to cook included potatoes and noodles. Once the water was boiling, she put the pasta in the water and the potatoes in the oven. When the pasta was cooked, she took the potatoes out of the oven and served supper. When I didn't eat the raw potatoes, she gave up on cooking.

My mom was a pretty decent cook. She rarely made anything inedible (though it did happen from time to time) but at least she tried.

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My mother claimed she was a good, plain cook. Two out of three may not be bad, but my mother's cooking was. Not that it stunted my growth.

Partner is a good cook, used to cater multi-course meals for her (late) husband and his clients. Since we have different tastes though we tend to cook mainly for ourselves - and I'm good at cooking what I like.
 

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My mother was the world's worst cook. She specialised in this performance of incompetence at anything at all practical. She never learned to drive a car. My first wife was a great cook, which she learned from her mother, ditto. My second wife's speciality was toast.
 

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My wife because my mum never took the time to cook properly. My mums chinese and made amazing pork buns once so i miss that.
Can you get the resipe from her and make them yourself or maybe get her to supply once per week/month?
 

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Thank you all.
The reason I asked the question is that someone in my friendship group was complaining about mothers in law and saying they are troublesome and not like one's own mother. I was trying to say best thing is to always be friends with your mother in law because if you are the cook in your family you will know what your mother in law used to feed your husband and whether or not he liked it. Then you can spoil him that way.

Would it be a good thing if your wife cooks like your mother used to?

I have known my mother in law from childhood and i already knew how she cooked before I married he son. I appreciate that most people do not gel to their mothers in law.
 

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My mom isn't the greatest cook, but she does have the ability to make a decent meal out of random humble ingredients. My wife....tries. I'm a better cook than both of them :)
 

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My mother, God love her, could burn water.
She got better, in later years, after my father passed.
My father was the cook in our family. I still miss his potato salad. Best I have ever had, by far.
My wife is an excellent cook (it is a blessing and a curse.)
If she wasn't, it probably would be easier to be 30 pounds lighter.
 

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Would it be a good thing if your wife cooks like your mother used to?
It would be better than if she cooked like her mother used to.
Her mother cooks in the new england tradition, I'm told. While I haven't actually seen her boil a roast, I understand that the use of spices is sinful or something.
My mother managed to keep me alive for 18 years. Most of what she made could have been improved by the addition of one or two ingredients. I suspect that the missing ingredients were vetoed by my Father. My fathers mother, would not only keep you alive, but her food would keep you healthy. Just not interested.
 

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I love my mother in law but she hates cooking. Myhusband grew up eating fast food.

My husband hates fast food now. He likes my cooking.

I love cooking and my father in law says he's never going to turn down any of my homemade meals.
 

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My mother was a terrible cook. Everyone I dated or married has done a far better job! Even I do a far better job!!
 

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My mother is very good at making wonderfully decorated cakes. Yet aside from being good at that that, my wife and I both makes far better tasting food to eat than my mother ever has.
 
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