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Is cooking an art form?

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Is cooking an art form?

Postby Bee Gees Fan » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:30 pm

What do you think?

I'd say yes. I've only recently realised just how creative one can be with food. It's not artistic in the same way as painting, writing and acting, but I still think it can be considered an art form, both in preparation, presentation and the combination of different foods.
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Postby Rodge » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:49 pm

No, I think you spoil food with too much ponsing aba't.
I love Lobster Thermadore, but I also adore Beans on Toast. Food should be simple - keep it that way.
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Postby welshben23 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:17 pm

Rodge wrote:No, I think you spoil food with too much ponsing aba't.
I love Lobster Thermadore, but I also adore Beans on Toast. Food should be simple - keep it that way.


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Postby DHP » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:53 pm

Cooking's like painting: anyone can do it, but the people who can do it well and create amazing things make it something a bit more special than the muppet who throws things together and hopes for the best.

By the way, my chef skills currently fall into the latter category. :D
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Postby Wezzo » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:54 pm

I'd lean towards yes.
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Postby ouroboros » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:33 pm

I would also say yes.

And like painting, I can't do it!
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Postby Moon-Crane » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:03 am

I'd say it pretty much is, because 'grading' what's good or bad can end up being fairly subjective.
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Postby Rodge » Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:14 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:I'd say it pretty much is, because 'grading' what's good or bad can end up being fairly subjective.


Don't doctors do that to faeces??? :lol:
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Postby cwhellfukk » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:07 am

Oh, it's definitely an art form. It's seriousness is worthy of "O Henry, or O Henri".
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Postby Nervosa » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:26 pm

I voted 'no'.

Along with breathing, for me, eating falls into the catagory of 'stuff one must do to stay alive' :lol: Basic human survival. There's nothing remotely arty about it for me.

That's not to say that people can't be excellent cooks, and I do enjoy a nice meal. But it's either nice food or not nice, not a work of art one way or the other.
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Postby Nervosa » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:29 pm

cwhellfukk wrote:It's seriousness is worthy of "O Henry, or O Henri".


You mean, O Heinz? :wink:


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Postby Chocolate Fan » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:32 pm

Old thread, but I'll say yes. I think you need an artictic mind to be able to combine flavours expertly, and that's something people are born with. There's also the beautiful plated you see coming out of pro kitchens that're stunning to look at and, I whilst I agree that they are sometimes too much, I think they look very good and the chef should be complimanted for his/her presentation.
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Postby Rodge » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:44 pm

Chocolate Fan wrote:Old thread, but I'll say yes. I think you need an artictic mind to be able to combine flavours expertly, and that's something people are born with. There's also the beautiful plated you see coming out of pro kitchens that're stunning to look at and, I whilst I agree that they are sometimes too much, I think they look very good and the chef should be complimanted for his/her presentation.


As Jim Royle would say: "It all goes to make a turd" :lol:
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Postby Chocolate Fan » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:51 pm

Rodge wrote:As Jim Royle would say: "It all goes to make a turd" :lol:


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Re: Is cooking an art form?

Postby tubalcain » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:27 pm

When you are young it is just fuel.
As you get older you enjoy the creative side so much more.
If you can create fine dishes and they are enjoyed and appreciated then I vote yes to the above.
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Re: Is cooking an art form?

Postby kat » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:42 pm

depends on what is being cooked and for what situation, also the person doing it helps, I can knock up a decent meal, but no-one could call it artful
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Re: Is cooking an art form?

Postby Lil » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:17 pm

All I know is that by the time I'm done putting the ingredients together for a meal, the kitchen looks like an Andy Warhol painting.

Does that count?
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Re: Is cooking an art form?

Postby kat » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:19 pm

what, full of cans of Campbells soup?
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Re: Is cooking an art form?

Postby tubalcain » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:20 pm

LaughingIsLife wrote:All I know is that by the time I'm done putting the ingredients together for a meal, the kitchen looks like an Andy Warhol painting.

Does that count?


Beans on toast it is then. :wink:
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Re: Is cooking an art form?

Postby Lil » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:24 pm

:lol: You guys are too much.
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Re: Is cooking an art form?

Postby NilesLover17 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:33 pm

Yeah. With my difficulties with cooking, it's definitely an art form.
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Re: Is cooking an art form?

Postby Quantum » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:54 pm

I boil a wicked salad.

In doing so it turns from one set of textures into another.
So my cooking is art.
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Re: Is cooking an art form?

Postby Dorset Girl » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:01 pm

Quantum wrote:I boil a wicked salad.

In doing so it turns from one set of textures into another.
So my cooking is art.
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