Cooking and multitasking, how much do you do it?

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  1. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    I am an obsessive multitasker and that seems to apply to when I am cooking as well. I know you have to multi-task as part of the cooking itself, but it extends beyond that. I am constantly trying to find stuff to do while I am cooking and I'm just wondering if I am alone on this one :p

    In a perhaps related note, I am the only one that can stomach my own cooking(which I actually quite like), maybe there is a relationship there.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Usually when I cook it os prep time then cook time. While cooking I'm cleaning from the prep. There's little time for much else.
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Generally I drink beer and listen to loud music while cooking. I never do other stuff on the side, though...that's a recipe for disaster. ;)
     
  4. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    I do the same thing! LoL i rarely cook cause me cooking is a epic fail
     
  5. andalusia macrumors 68030

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  6. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Well done!


     
  7. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    It took me a while but, I got there. :D

    As for the topic in hand, when I'm cooking that requires waiting (eg. a chili, where i put some ingredients in, wait for them to stew, then add more, wait, add, etc), I will do something else, such as read or maybe play a little bit of guitar. As for when I'm actually doing stuff like prep, I will put music on in the background and listen to it. Other than that, I don't do much else.
     
  8. iSaint macrumors 603

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    But you didn't see what I did there!
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not a huge cook, but I do cook for my family. Given that some recipes and foods need various levels of attention. I prefer not multitasking as the end result will be less then satisfactory.

    Besides, is time that short that you need to do more then one thing at a time.
     
  10. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Well in between the time it takes for the kettle to boil and the pasta to cook I can do anything. Ranging from TV to watching the paint dry.
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Might be a mix of OCD in the recipe. ;)
     
  12. renewed macrumors 68040

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  14. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Music, tv, cleaning, etc. etc. etc.. I definitely multi-task while cooking. And it's a whole other level when you have children. At times you're cooking one handed while holding the little one in the other hand. I'm pretty good, but my wife is an expert. :D

    Sometimes while cooking together we... multitask... if you know what I mean.... ;)
     

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