How To Get Your Friends To Cook With You

Cooking With Friends

The social aspect of cooking with a friend or loved one is an activity that can be fun and also beneficial to your health. Cooking together is an ideal way to spend time with someone you care about. It can also be a great way for people to get to know each other better. Along with that, preparing your own meals is the best way to make sure you are eating healthy.

When depicted in TV shows or movies, cooking with someone else can seem like it might be a drag but then when you watch YouTubers or other content creators cooking with friends, it makes the process look all the more enjoyable. Cooking with someone is an engaging social activity and a wonderful way to bond. And then you have the added benefit of sharing a meal together. This should be more than enough motivation for you to try to get your friends to cook with you.

Find a Co-Culinary Partner or a Cooking Buddy
Cooking is one of the best ways to socialize and make friends. Cooking with a friend or a co-culinary partner can be one of the most enjoyable things you can do in your free time.

If you're looking for someone to cook with, here are some tips:
• Try to find someone who has similar interests and enjoys cooking as much as you do.
• Ask friends and family if they know of anyone who would be interested in cooking with you.
• Join an online community for people who like cooking at home or take a cooking class to try to meet people.
• Find a cooking class and invite some friends to join you.

But of course, you should always start by trying to convince one of your friends to do it with you. Let them know that you want to spend more quality time with them and that this can be a positive experience you can enjoy together. Cooking is a good way to relieve stress, get creative and eat delicious food, so ideally you should find someone you want to spend more time with or get to know better.

Plan the Menu
The options out there for recipes is vast. While you used to only be able to rely on cookbooks or getting recipes from friends or family, finding new recipes to try is nowadays is as simple as doing an internet search. Why not try this baked potato soup from Creme De La Crumb. And there are so many different types of cuisine that you can try as well. If you've always liked Italian food, you can start with a menu of your favorite dishes. The options are endless. As you begin, make sure you select recipes that work for  both your cooking levels especially if they are different. You'll also want a dish that you're confident you can master and will be tasty to encourage you to keep going. Plan your menus together or take turns choosing what to make.

Get Cooking
You'll want to get started to reap the benefits. Besides improving your cooking skills, just getting to spend time catching up a friend while collaborating on a productive activity together might be the best one though. While you're leveling up, remember to have fun and that it's okay even if your food doesn't turn out perfect right away. You can begin your activity by shopping for ingredients together. Definitely make a point to delegate tasks equally when cooking and that they are geared towards each of your strengths. This is a partnership  and a cooperative process. Enjoy your time together as you make something delicious.

This is a contributed post.  


Pilar said...

I've always thought it would be fun to cook with friends! Great post Rowena!

Jackie Harrison said...

I Love cooking with my friends and family we make it into a competition like example guacamole everyone has different ingredients they like to add even a secret one when done we have tasters who was not part of making it and see who win. Give it a try is an awesome way to laugh and have fun in the kitchen. Great tips.

R's Rue said...

Great post as always. Just wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you.