How are people retarded enough to get this?

How are people moronic enough to get this? The cost per meal is only a little less than a restaurant, but you have to cook it yourself.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's literally for zoomers and millenial/gen X women who never learned to cook

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do they not have mothers?

      And, like I've said before, probably again, that market is huuuuuge, yuuuuuuuuuge, even
      Feminism has blown home economics clean off this planet

      again I learned all this stuff from my mother

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're the odd man out

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm actually a girl which might explain why my mom thought I needed to learn to keep house

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >do they not have mothers?
        not everyone's mother can cook, and not everyone's mother is a pleasant teacher

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          okay what was wrong with the grandmother then if she didn't teach the mother? this goes back until somebody who knew how to cook failed to teach the children a basic life skill.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            my grandma died when my mother was young, so that probably explains it

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              oh my god that could do it ig you and your mom need to take a cooking class

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I consider the meal kit service my at-home cooking lessons.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why are you being so fricking obnoxious and obtuse? people vary. not everyone gets the family they want. just acting like it's confounding to you is acoomplishing one thing, alienating and demeaning people who got a shitty dice roll. grow the frick up

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon I can cook but my mom's peak cooking ability is boxed kraft mac and cheese, maybe you're from some kind of eastern European peasant family but in the US almost no one's boomer parents or grandparents can cook. All food culture was destroyed by the microwave, frozen and canned foods, and then fast food. No one I know learned to cook from their mom, they either can't cook to the point that even hello fresh is intimidating and they'd rather doordash, or they taught themselves and are by a mile the best cook in their family.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >cut up chicken breast or thigh
          >throw in hot frying pan
          >add chopped up onion
          >add apricot nectar
          >add packet of dry french onion soup mixture
          >turn down to low heat to simmer

          >boil water in separate pot
          >once boiling add rice to water
          >cook for 15 minutes

          Impress 3 generations with you cooking skills

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This. I was raised on sugary cereals, basic white bread sandwiches, canned soup, frozen dinners, and boxed meals. My mom and dad very rarely ever cooked.

          Boomers are fricking lazy. My parents both knew how to cook but would scream "GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN" when I tried anything myself. I hate them both so fricking much.

          Also this. Neither of my parents knew how to cook, so when I would try to make something they'd freak out and start hovering or get in the way trying to "help". Overall, my parents aren't too bad, but boomers are the worst fricking generation of lazy good-for-nothing egotistical morons ever. Gen X is just as bad too.

          Millenials and zoomers are going to be bad as well, but in a entirely different way. These generations are gay, effeminate, incompetent, drug-dependent homosexuals.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Millenials and zoomers are going to be bad as well, but in a entirely different way. These generations are gay, effeminate, incompetent, drug-dependent homosexuals.
            Millennials' problem is being to cynical to the point of letting things collapse and die around them instead of helping. Social clubs and events are dying off at an alarming rate because they won't organise anything.
            Zoomers' problem is being wildly obedient to authority figures, just instead of conventional authority figures it's influencers. They routinely mistake being popular and quoting Wikipedia in a nerdy/loud voice for being correct.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          God I'm glad to grow up in a redneck (dad's side)/rich white (mom's side) family. learned how to turn the blood pressure up to 11 with a grill from my pop and real salt ad pepper home cooking from my mom. well, not really I'm self taught but the fact they both cooked bomb ass food is what got me interested

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If your family is white, why do you talk like a Black person?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        honestly, people in the modern age who know how to cook likely had parents who were either absent or complete shit cooks. i was the ladder, and the only reason i got up and tried to give a shit was because my mother wouldnt and because my dad (bless his grave) was pretty bad even though he tried
        if that man knew how to cook, i likely wouldnt ever have learned. i was just tired of it all, and couldnt drive to eat out

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Boomers are fricking lazy. My parents both knew how to cook but would scream "GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN" when I tried anything myself. I hate them both so fricking much.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This, where's the sense in blaming zoomers for not being able to cook, it's the fault of their parents for not teaching them

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >do they not have mothers?
        They have single mothers.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Apparently American mothers don't cook for their children, from what I've seen from this board

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's funny is that there are many on a board I won't name who think food stamps should be ended and everyone on them given Hello Fresh subscriptions instead for every meal. It's crazy they think that would somehow save money. Then again, it might save on healthcare costs.

      There's even a name of it: the "Sheconomy". Women already made most of the purchasing decision in the economy and as they start earning more and getting married/having children less, they'll have even more purchasing power for themselves. Marketers know this and pander to them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Does sheconomics explain how women make less than men and yet spend more than men?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but that could be because women eventually get married and spend a lot of the shared money too. And before that have less savings/more debt because of poor planning and the fact they'll get bailed out.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          all women have to do to make more than men is to marry a man, then his income also becomes her income.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its kinda nice to get into cooking for yourself for the first time, but yeah overpriced as shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And, like I've said before, probably again, that market is huuuuuge, yuuuuuuuuuge, even
      Feminism has blown home economics clean off this planet

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wouldn't have been a problem if these skills were passed to every kid rather than used as an excuse to limit 50% of them

        Man, I can't even fathom the thought of living on your own for the first time and not even learning how to cook some basic shit.

        Unfortunately this is inevitably going to happen to my younger siblings, hopefully they'll accept me trying to encourage them to cook but probably they'll keep eating frozen crap

        [...]
        Feminism removed women from their traditional roles in the home, it's as simple as that
        Generations of knowledge including cooking were killed off, that knowledge simply stopped being passed down
        [...]
        You're still the odd (wo)man out, consider yourself extremely lucky, most women today don't know this, especially starting about 50 and younger
        Which is the absolute majority of women

        Men should have basic cooking skills as well, it doesn't take that much to be functional in the kitchen, so "being removed from the home" is a moronic excuse. Sure there's higher levels of mastery, but to bang out some nutritious family meals isn't something people have to be trained throughout childhood to achieve

        that's depressing like I'm single and I work so clearly feminism has affected me but someone needs to know how to do this stuff

        No one here is worth trying to appeal or pander to. Don't sell yourself short or see your own autonomy as a bad thing for the sake of "trad" guys, it isn't necessary. I did this and just regret it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          of course men should have basic cooking skills and I'm not selling myself short the woman angle is mostly because I am one and everyone who has ever taught me anything about cooking in-person has also been one (god that is depressing when you think about it).
          rn I have a pretty fulfilling job but if in 10 years I have three children and an unfulfilling job and a husband that can support us... I'd consider being a housewife (this happened to my mom)

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Stay at home mom != Housewife btw, but I don't think anything is wrong with that, children greatly benefit

            >Men should have basic cooking skills as well, it doesn't take that much to be functional in the kitchen, so "being removed from the home" is a moronic excuse. Sure there's higher levels of mastery, but to bang out some nutritious family meals isn't something people have to be trained throughout childhood to achieve
            For sure and women should know how to change a tire and check the oil
            I tried to explain differentials to my wife
            >what do you mean one wheel turns forward while the other turns backward
            >Baby but they're both turning forward more than they're turning backward, just the other one turns more forward
            We had the same argument when I told her a day on the Moon was a month on Earth which is why we only see one side of the Moon, heh
            I'm not saying women can't be mechanics or astrophysicists, but there aren't a whole lot of seamsters and dude RNDs
            FWIW my dad was a French chef, I come by it honestly

            If your wife is dumber or just less of a nerd than you are then there will be mismatch to compensate for..I don't think theres anything wrong with that either. Many relationships work that way. The problem is that arrangement as the expected ideal. It's incredibly frustrating when men in your social group seem to view moronation as a female virtue

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >If your wife is dumber or just less of a nerd than you are then there will be mismatch to compensate for..I don't think theres anything wrong with that either. Many relationships work that way. The problem is that arrangement as the expected ideal. It's incredibly frustrating when men in your social group seem to view moronation as a female virtue
              It needs to be a balance. My wife is dumber than me, but so are everyone else. I'm...I'm really smart; I've only met one person smarter than me, and he's a psychopath.
              (I'm not saying psychopaths are smart, that's a TV trope, most are moronic shitheels, this is just the case for me.)
              Men in my social group only see intelligence as a positive. The truth is that if my wife listened to me, she wouldn't have cancer. She didn't listen.

              Maybe, smarts are like cooking. One partner needs to know the how-to, the other, needs to know auto maintenance. It doesn't matter which is which, or who is who, but there needs to be a sense of completion.

              When we're both smart -- and my wife is the smartest woman I've ever met -- we just argue over dumb shit.

              All I can say is she can't cook for shit. I once came back from CES and she made me ranch chicken. She didn't know you were supposed to use a packet of ranch dressing powder, and instead, poached a whole chicken in ranch dressing.

              It was, as you might imagine, inedible.

              She teaches brain science.

              Find a hunk that's loyal to you, and tell him to watch YouTube videos and practice cooking. Also tell him to work on your car. He doesn't have to be bright, he just needs to listen, and protect you. Buy you both some guns and go shooting.

              Everyone needs to know how to shoot.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                have a nice day reddit

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I think I understand what you're saying anon. I'm sorry your wife has cancer, that's giga rough.

                I'm actually very blessed with a brainiac of a husband, but what you say about both being smart about something means an argument is often true..sometimes its quite friendly and positive though.

                https://i.imgur.com/UXJZ5yT.jpeg

                >(do the meal kits really explain in detail how to cut an onion? how do they deal with stuff like heat which is a little different on every stove anyway?)
                Depending on the recipe, they might.

                Pic related, they give you a full illustrated instruction manual with pictures that go far beyond what a normal recipe book or website would include for making the meal like pic related. I want to call out details like it including
                >An in-depth explanation for "how do you know when to flip a quesadilla"
                >An in-depth explanation for "when it's time, how DO YOU flip a quesadilla"
                >It being sure to tell you "assemble the food on a CLEAN work service" with a picture of a cutting board, to make sure you know "Not in the pan, not on dirty shit
                >It calling out details for meat like "Hey, you actually need to break the meat up"
                >it including tips like "Hey, reuse the same pan you're using for the meat when you cook the beans"
                They essentially assume you're fricking moronic and have ZERO intuition for how to cook, how to plate food, how to buy food, and have zero initiative.

                For those kinds of people, these kinds of services are a godsend because knowing with 100% certainty
                >Look, all the ingredients you need are 100% guaranteed right the frick here, if you've got this list of supplies, you can cook this dish
                Gives them confidence that they're at least at a concept stage not fricking up or forgetting something.

                Yeah these kits really seem excellent for the modern adult-neglected-child, but as a transition tool and not something permanent.
                When the only food you've seen in your life has been prepackaged slop or from a restaurant/fast food joint, and you've never really observed any food prep, there is no intuition

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Men should have basic cooking skills as well, it doesn't take that much to be functional in the kitchen, so "being removed from the home" is a moronic excuse. Sure there's higher levels of mastery, but to bang out some nutritious family meals isn't something people have to be trained throughout childhood to achieve
          For sure and women should know how to change a tire and check the oil
          I tried to explain differentials to my wife
          >what do you mean one wheel turns forward while the other turns backward
          >Baby but they're both turning forward more than they're turning backward, just the other one turns more forward
          We had the same argument when I told her a day on the Moon was a month on Earth which is why we only see one side of the Moon, heh
          I'm not saying women can't be mechanics or astrophysicists, but there aren't a whole lot of seamsters and dude RNDs
          FWIW my dad was a French chef, I come by it honestly

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for people who have never cooked before and get riddled with anxiety at the thought of it, it's not a bad starting point. so yeah millennials

      This is fricking moronic. How is this any less stressful than reading a simple recipe and going and buying the stuff?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why do pizza places deliver

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pizza places make it better than most people will and you're paying for the convenience of having it dropped off at your door ready to eat.
          No one would pay for delivery of a pizza that you had to make yourself.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            they would and they do, proven by the existence of this product

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's not the same

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I guarantee you a not insignificant number of people have ordered grocery delivery of ingredients to make pizza at home

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Find recipe, check what you already have at the house and what needs buying, drive 15 minutes, spend half an hour at the store, drive 15 minutes back, prep, realize some of your ingredients will be left over so either learn how to safely freeze, if you have freezer space, or think of other things to prepare with the vegetables or herbs you ah e left over, that requires knowledge of cooking, what flavours go together and a mental catalogue of meals, supposing you were raised on decent home made meals and not lunchables and mac and cheese.
        How I that less work than getting a package on the mail.
        I obviously don't buy these moronic kits, but I lucked out and grew up with home cooked meals and a working brain that lets me read and retain instructions. If they have the means to buy them, these are fine for beginners to start and not get overwhelmed by choices and failure while learning the basics.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chef John is the best and only way anyone should get started

      for people who have never cooked before and get riddled with anxiety at the thought of it, it's not a bad starting point. so yeah millennials

      [...]

      anxiety isn't real

      What's the shit called were they sent you pre-cooked meals TV dinner style?

      Factor? There are a bunch of them with slightly different gimmicks

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >anxiety isnt real
        a whole human emotion just dont real huh
        happiness isnt real either btw

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anxiety isn't an emotion. The emotion is worry. Anxiety is chronic worry.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            oh I see, doctor, now describe the difference between anxiety and worry
            I'm learning so much from you

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              He already did, dipshit.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no, he didn't dipshit

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not that anon, but he pretty clearly did. What part of his explanation are you having trouble with?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's interesting. You sarcastically calling him "doctor" because he said something you disagree with.
                Are YOU a doctor? Why is your opinion better than his exactly?

                youre being real buttholes you know

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's interesting. You sarcastically calling him "doctor" because he said something you disagree with.
              Are YOU a doctor? Why is your opinion better than his exactly?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Anxiety is chronic worry.
            Anxiety is synonymous with worry. Not sure what shit you've been reading. Anxiety has been a word for centuries. Unless you think they just went and created a new word for anxiety disorder.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Αnonymous

        >Chef John is the best and only way anyone should get started
        I just looked this guy up, and the RLM Half in the Bag theme starts playing. What the frick? Is he affiliated with RLM?

        ?list=PLhZqgyAjcCYVQASAkIlF-pK4j8FJHTSC-

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Chef John has too many gimmick recipes nowadays that just aren’t good and are going to discourage you if you’re just starting out. It’s understandable, given he’s been at it for around 15 years or so, but he’s not necessarily that beginner friendly.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You literally just search [thing you want to make]+food wishes and you find a video to use, you moron.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for people who have never cooked before and get riddled with anxiety at the thought of it, it's not a bad starting point. so yeah millennials

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how do you get anxiety over cooking? Black person you just put some shit in a pan. if it doesn't work you try again. what the frick is wrong with you people.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's slightly healthier than a restaurant but yes, you're right; ripoff for cooklets

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn’t hello fresh just send you the ingredients and the recipes? All it really does is save you a trip to buy the ingredients at a ridiculous markup. Other companies send you prepackaged meals but at that point, you’re just eating tv dinners anyway.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the shit called were they sent you pre-cooked meals TV dinner style?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Factor?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thats the one. Some dingus in my office has a bunch in my workfridge, and one time it was something nearly identical to my slop leftovers of rice veg and chicken that cost pennies to make.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tovala. Literally a toaster oven with a barcode scanner on it.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man, I can't even fathom the thought of living on your own for the first time and not even learning how to cook some basic shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was learning to cook all kinds of shit from scratch when living with my pop until I bought my house. now it's 99 cent a pound spiral cut ham, potatoes, and frozen veg for a third of my meals, eggs peppers onions ham and taters for another 3rd, and spaghetti for the last third. I'm poor now. I have 30 pounds of ham in my freezer from easters sale. before that I had it from Christmas.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You get a friendly indian man that delivers the box to you. He even opens it and samples the food to make sure it is not poisoned.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you underestimate the drive the average person has to outsource their thoughts and decisionmaking.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get a week's worth of food from this shit for ~$30 by just making a new account every week and abusing the frick out of new user discounts/referrals.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tried it because their intro price is only like $30 for 5 meals and a bonus item. As someone who doesn't cook, it was really good.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/oWetIvq.jpeg

      You can probably get six real plates for a dollar at the goodwill store.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        People use disposable plates because you don't have to wash them, not because they're cheaper

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >People use disposable plates because they're lazy, not because they're cheaper
          ftfy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Takes like five fricking seconds to wash a plate.
          I can't respect someone who's that much of a lazy slob. I'd fully expect someone like that to shit in the middle of the street so he doesn't ever have to clean his toilet.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            some friends of mine use disposable everything and they do not actually clean their toilets

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >People use disposable plates because they're lazy, not because they're cheaper
          ftfy

          all true
          all me

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >BPA more gooder than washing a plate durrrr

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm good at cooking, hence have no need for this sort of thing. However, I got a free box for two weeks in a row. It's not so much the ingredients that are good, it's the things to finish the meals off - i.e. the spice mixes or sauces and whatever, they're actually delicious. I cancelled after my free boxes, however.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The cost per meal is only a little less than a restaurant, but you have to cook it yourself.
    That's their real niche honestly. It's competing with food you can get delivered at a slightly cheaper price point with the potential up/downsides of cooking it yourself. For example cooking with a partner as a social exercise, getting yourself out of a rut of the same 5 meals on repeat, just feeling lazy for a week, people with odd shift schedules. If you use/abuse the introductory offers and swap which provider you can get them at ~40-60% off with free delivery at which point they're priced maybe 1.5x what you'll pay for premade microwave shit and.

    So if you think of it as competing not with home cooking but with 'I can't/don't want to/don't feel like cooking' options it's price-comparable only when discounted.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's a pretty steep discount but exactly. It's like getting chain pizza where only the morons are paying full price.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My brother used it for the trial period, he said the main benefit was just getting new recipes for stuff he'd usually not consider making himself. I can't imagine why anyone would use it long-term though, unless they use it as some sort of meal planner to help them lose weight.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get it every time it comes on a trial period here in sweden, when they offer it for a huge discount to try and get you hooked, its pretty decent then.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are these good? They even send you a free micy wave

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Cannot look at the back of the box to punch temp + time in.

        Bros...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the grocery scanner seems cool but the meal delivery service for just one oven doesn't seem very sustainable.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          With the way things are going towards increased loneliness it might be.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >mfw my mom buys the unscannable tendies

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        genius invention

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gonna sound like a shill, but Hello Fresh ticks a lot of boxes for me:
    >don't have to leave my house
    >don't have to worry about what to have for dinner
    >don't have to worry about people spitting in my food except me
    I don't like to clutter my life with superfluous decisions: I have multiple pairs of the same clothes and one pair of shoes I rebuy over and over.

    I like cooking I just don't care to "create" dishes.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Feminism removed women from their traditional roles in the home, it's as simple as that
    Generations of knowledge including cooking were killed off, that knowledge simply stopped being passed down

    I'm actually a girl which might explain why my mom thought I needed to learn to keep house

    You're still the odd (wo)man out, consider yourself extremely lucky, most women today don't know this, especially starting about 50 and younger
    Which is the absolute majority of women

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's depressing like I'm single and I work so clearly feminism has affected me but someone needs to know how to do this stuff

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ironically it's dudes who are keeping the spark alive out of competitiveness and rock star chefs to look up to
        There are a few truly admiral women carrying the torch, too, I don't want to diminish that, but it's clear they are in the minority today
        I don't know how to address this gaping social wound, though

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah I've noticed that attitude in other women and it's not like they aren't running a house (which let's face is feminism aside is almost always dumped in women's lap) they just don't take pride in doing a good job and it's not just cooking that's slacking these days hell they're practically proud of their shit lives

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Heh yeah my wife does all the bookkeeping and I do all the cooking
            We're a good team
            I'm seeing a shift, western chauvinist memes, paintings of happy families from the 50s with meme banners that say REBEL, other people are feeling the loss
            Problem is that the establishment has a century lead on us, we gotta close the gap in a hurry

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I think loads feel the loss but don’t know where they went wrong. Hell I can’t argue against feminism as a single career lady and if I ever get married I’m probably not quitting my job but whichever of us ends up doing each domestic task had better do a good job at it

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Two-income households are practically mandatory right now, I'm sure he'd support you in that
                As far as cooking two really appealing YT channels (esp. for women) are French Cooking Academy and ChainBaker
                He's a bit nerdy but if you want to make takeout Chinese and junk food at home check out Jason Farmer

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                goodness I go watch a movie and everyone hates me

                thanks for the recommendations

                Anon I can cook but my mom's peak cooking ability is boxed kraft mac and cheese, maybe you're from some kind of eastern European peasant family but in the US almost no one's boomer parents or grandparents can cook. All food culture was destroyed by the microwave, frozen and canned foods, and then fast food. No one I know learned to cook from their mom, they either can't cook to the point that even hello fresh is intimidating and they'd rather doordash, or they taught themselves and are by a mile the best cook in their family.

                Oh and for healthy quick meals check out Maanchi, forgot her
                She's in her 60s

                I am 30 and from the US and it is actually possible to learn to cook regardless of whether your mom taught you

                https://i.imgur.com/BAff5Lw.jpeg

                You underestimate the level of moronation that can get in the way of what you're describing, it's straight out of an infomercial. Here's a typical case with true non-cooks

                >"dice an onion to fry with the meat"? how????? Maybe I start by cutting it in half...
                >OW I cut the finger what the frick? knives are sharp!
                >I cut through the nipple part of the onion down the middle, where are all the rings? isn't it supposed to look like onion rings???
                >I guess I'm just gonna chop it a bunch till it's small....
                >[leaves the brown onion exterior skin on]
                >Okay, uh, meat in the pan
                >[no oil in a cast-iron]
                >I feel like I'm supposed to shake it... OW I burned my hand moving it, what the frick, why is the whole thing hot???
                >oh my god look at all the smoke (steam) coming off of it, turn off all the heat, we gotta slow cook it...
                >[spends 30 minutes alternating between heat off and maximum heat]
                >it's cooking really slowly, let me switch pots maybe that'll help...
                >Frick, everything's stuck, hold on
                >[scrapes the meat out of the cast-iron into a non-stick skillit
                >that's better! Now to add spaghetti sauce and stir with this here metal spoon!
                >[SCRAPE SCRAPE SCRAPE SCRAPE SCRAPE]
                >All I gotta do now is boil noodles...
                >[pasta water boils over the edge and spills all over the stove]
                >4 minutes is probably enough time for spaghetti noodles, it's all gotten kinda curly now
                >Aaaand combine... Done!
                Final result is an unseasoned plate of onion-skin-filled burned meat non-stick carcinogen-filled not-even-al dente inedible pasta, then they say
                >Frick cooking, this is too hard for me. Let's go to McDonalds next time instead!

                Meal kits do these people a service because they tell them moron level stuff like
                >Hold it like this, cut it like this, use this pan, use this oil, use this heat level, use these timings, don't fricking touch it, here's how to plate it and serve
                that SEEMS obvious if you've ever done any cooking ever but these types whiff badly

                I can't imagine not knowing how to cook an onion but unfortunately some of this stuff you only really learn by doing which I admit doesn't work with the anxiety ridden type who decides to never cook again after one bad experience
                (do the meal kits really explain in detail how to cut an onion? how do they deal with stuff like heat which is a little different on every stove anyway?)

                If people are actually this moronic it makes me sad. I remember being around nine and cooking pancakes or pikelets. "Wait for the bubbles and then flip them over". Simple stuff like scones in home economics.
                Probably in my mid teens dinners for myself started with frozen stir-fry which you just had to cook in a pan with a lid on. If you can do that you can get your own ingredients and flavour sachel and make it yourself. Baby steps in how I learned to cook for myself. I know others would choose other things to eat but I don't understand how they managed to avoid even extremely rudimentary cooking skills. Even something like a roast or even just roast vegetables is so simple a child could do it.

                yeah idk their parents have to have never cooked or at least never thought "gee whiz maybe I should introduce my child to the kitchen at some point seeing as how food preparation is such a basic human activity" which is just sad

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You misunderstood, Maangchi is hot for being almost 70 years old, Korean vittles pickle your looks, too

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                oh I see I was confused thanks

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >(do the meal kits really explain in detail how to cut an onion? how do they deal with stuff like heat which is a little different on every stove anyway?)
                Depending on the recipe, they might.

                Pic related, they give you a full illustrated instruction manual with pictures that go far beyond what a normal recipe book or website would include for making the meal like pic related. I want to call out details like it including
                >An in-depth explanation for "how do you know when to flip a quesadilla"
                >An in-depth explanation for "when it's time, how DO YOU flip a quesadilla"
                >It being sure to tell you "assemble the food on a CLEAN work service" with a picture of a cutting board, to make sure you know "Not in the pan, not on dirty shit
                >It calling out details for meat like "Hey, you actually need to break the meat up"
                >it including tips like "Hey, reuse the same pan you're using for the meat when you cook the beans"
                They essentially assume you're fricking moronic and have ZERO intuition for how to cook, how to plate food, how to buy food, and have zero initiative.

                For those kinds of people, these kinds of services are a godsend because knowing with 100% certainty
                >Look, all the ingredients you need are 100% guaranteed right the frick here, if you've got this list of supplies, you can cook this dish
                Gives them confidence that they're at least at a concept stage not fricking up or forgetting something.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Look, all the ingredients you need are 100% guaranteed right the frick here
                I would love if this were true, but every mealkit I've ever tried frequently just fails to actually include multiple ingredients that are meant to be shipped in the box.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                wow okay I see why this is popular with people who have never cooked in their lives. Why don't they just sell it as cooking lessons it would make 100 times more sense and I'd even like recommend it to people instead of making fun of it

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Why don't they just sell it as cooking lessons
                Because that would make their customers think that they're expected to stop using the service once they "know how to cook." Companies obviously don't want that and would prefer to position their services as something you should use forever.
                Why do you even care what things are "sold as" instead of what they are? Not able to have a thought that isn't an exact copy of what you're told in an ad?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                because if I don't buy the product and use it myself (and I'm not going to purchase a produce and recipe delivery service) all I have to go on is the marketing and what I've heard and all I've heard is ridicule
                point taken on the not encouraging them to stop giving them money

                The funny thing about morons is if you tell them they're moronic, they get twice as moronic as they were before you said it. The idea of lessons make them feel like an idiot and the companies don't want people to get to thinking
                >you know, once you've cooked your way through most of our recipes, you know you can totally buy your own fricking bell peppers, right?
                Fortunately, everyone I convince to do one of these services eventually realizes they basically accidentally paid to learn to cook, takes the hint, and thereafter just cooks their own meals like a normal person.

                yeah okay I've met that sort of person they're never very good at anything yet refuse to learn because it involves admitting what they don't know

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The funny thing about morons is if you tell them they're moronic, they get twice as moronic as they were before you said it. The idea of lessons make them feel like an idiot and the companies don't want people to get to thinking
                >you know, once you've cooked your way through most of our recipes, you know you can totally buy your own fricking bell peppers, right?
                Fortunately, everyone I convince to do one of these services eventually realizes they basically accidentally paid to learn to cook, takes the hint, and thereafter just cooks their own meals like a normal person.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fair, as a sort of cookbook-cooking guide-basic ingredient all in one package, I can see its value, even if nowadays there are so many free resources out there.

                It’s not really how they sell it, but I guess people don’t want to be told how much they suck at something.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >people don’t want to be told how much they suck at something.
                this is the whole reason reddit exists

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Youtube and countless cooking shows do all these but better

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Youtube unfortunately can't get a fatass to delve into the description, make a well-written and accurate shopping list walk around a grocery story and buy a whole pile of ingredients from like 30 sections they're unfamiliar with they've never bought from, none of which they own, and feel confident in picking them.

                The kit bridges the gap by saying
                >here, we did the shopping for you, now just cook
                They don't need the kit for very long, but as a starting crutch, it gets them moving.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If they're anything like the fatties I know they also don't own basic cooking equipment

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Most I've interacted with do, but they'll own weird piecemeal shit like
                >I have one frying pan I used to make eggs that one time
                and
                >I have a ramen pot
                And that'll be it.

                Meal kits for better and worse mostly seem to recognize this and try REAL hard to minimize hardware expectations on the buyer, so if they suggest something like rice, they're not gonna tell you
                >Go buy a fricking rice cooker, moron, wouldn't you prefer just having to wash the rice then press the big button, then you come back in an hour and it's fricking perfect?
                They're gonna tell you to use your "Medium pot" or whatever the frick.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What’s the point in being a fatass if you aren’t cooking yourself some gourmet shit

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If I knew, I'd tell ya, fatties out here be like
                >wow, I'm so fat, how did this happen???
                >time to drink can #16 for the day!!!!!!
                I'd get it if they at least looked like they were enjoying themselves but they clearly aren't

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah you're right and they can be surprisingly proud about the one time they cooked last year too

                What’s the point in being a fatass if you aren’t cooking yourself some gourmet shit

                I heard that being fat makes their taste buds stop working so they literally can't taste food except when it's super high in fat and sugar

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shut the frick up hole

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh and for healthy quick meals check out Maanchi, forgot her
                She's in her 60s

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My mother worked full time along with my father when I was growing up, and they still found time to teach my siblings and I how to cook on weekends despite hiring a caretaker for our earliest years
      Once we stopped hiring the caretaker when I was 10, I was definitely helping my dad prep for dinner by washing produce or taking out meats to defrost according to his instructions, since he would reach home before my mother.
      Asian households can't be the only one that worked like this right

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Latino families, maybe. White wives have been too busy fricking their black bvlls for decades now to be able to cook properly let alone teach it to their kids, and black families...well the less said the better....

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Even by Asian standards, you're the odd one out
        I had a bunch of Asian friends growing up, and the only ones that learned to cook had parents who ran cooking businesses, and this was in the 80s and 90s

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want fresh ingredients keeping waste small when cooking for 1 is hard. Of course you should use frozen ingredients, some people are hung up on fresh though.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people are stupid. the end. that stupid papa murphy's place is still open

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's for people with good jobs that want to try cooking things they might not have tried otherwise. Now show us your unplayed games in your steam library.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wow. Culinaly is fricking broken AIDS

    Anyhow this post will enlighten you how they plan on selling it

    [...]

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      selling it to men maybe

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    You woke troony, it has everything to do with feminism, why do you think men older than 40 don't know how to cook? they never had to learn.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my uncle was a chef in the army and my dad taught himself to cook. They're both in their 70s.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Were they women? That would be quite the achievement

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >chef in the army
        So he can roast tater tots, cool

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          According to this thread, such things are beyond most people now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      my dad just turned 60 and my brothers went to his birthday party each with a dish he taught us to make, pasta salads, stuffed peppers, burgers, an onion thing you cook on the grill and eat straight up or use as a topping for the burgs...
      not having to learn=/= not wanting to. you're just from a lazy/stupid blood line.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lots of people didn't have parents who taught them to cook, this is THE best tool to get someone from moron levels of
    >I know how to cook LITERALLY nothing
    to
    >Wow, I know how to cook a few dishes!
    I recommend it to all my lard-ass friends who can't cook for shit, they all love it because they tend to subsist on some combination of way more expensive 25 dollar doordashed burgers and hot pockets so it's the first time they've eaten right in their entire lives AND they're saving money, they lose a bunch of weight.

    The best part is after like 6 months of better living they ALL have an epiphany like
    >Wait, I kinda know how to cook now, and what ingredients I need to make my food taste good
    >so why the frick am I paying 10 bucks a plate for some loser to do my shopping for me to make "italian chicken", ,when a pound of chicken thighs is like 3 bucks, a bag of like 4 bell peppers and two onions is 3 bucks, a jar of marinara is like 3 bucks, and the above's like four meals worth of "slow cooked italian chicken"?
    Then they quit, but now they know how to cook. Many such cases!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I really have to disagree. Why can't people do very simple meals like

      >cut up chicken breast or thigh
      >throw in hot frying pan
      >add chopped up onion
      >add apricot nectar
      >add packet of dry french onion soup mixture
      >turn down to low heat to simmer

      >boil water in separate pot
      >once boiling add rice to water
      >cook for 15 minutes

      Impress 3 generations with you cooking skills

      Or even simpler like
      >brown mince in pan with or without onion
      >add spaghetti sauce
      >boil noodles of choice
      Especially these days when there are countless super simple recipes and even step by step tutorials online. There's no reason to but that shit unless you just like wasting money. I mean unless you're rich enough that you don't give a frick and refuse to go to the supermarket, but most people aren't in that position.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You underestimate the level of moronation that can get in the way of what you're describing, it's straight out of an infomercial. Here's a typical case with true non-cooks

        >"dice an onion to fry with the meat"? how????? Maybe I start by cutting it in half...
        >OW I cut the finger what the frick? knives are sharp!
        >I cut through the nipple part of the onion down the middle, where are all the rings? isn't it supposed to look like onion rings???
        >I guess I'm just gonna chop it a bunch till it's small....
        >[leaves the brown onion exterior skin on]
        >Okay, uh, meat in the pan
        >[no oil in a cast-iron]
        >I feel like I'm supposed to shake it... OW I burned my hand moving it, what the frick, why is the whole thing hot???
        >oh my god look at all the smoke (steam) coming off of it, turn off all the heat, we gotta slow cook it...
        >[spends 30 minutes alternating between heat off and maximum heat]
        >it's cooking really slowly, let me switch pots maybe that'll help...
        >Frick, everything's stuck, hold on
        >[scrapes the meat out of the cast-iron into a non-stick skillit
        >that's better! Now to add spaghetti sauce and stir with this here metal spoon!
        >[SCRAPE SCRAPE SCRAPE SCRAPE SCRAPE]
        >All I gotta do now is boil noodles...
        >[pasta water boils over the edge and spills all over the stove]
        >4 minutes is probably enough time for spaghetti noodles, it's all gotten kinda curly now
        >Aaaand combine... Done!
        Final result is an unseasoned plate of onion-skin-filled burned meat non-stick carcinogen-filled not-even-al dente inedible pasta, then they say
        >Frick cooking, this is too hard for me. Let's go to McDonalds next time instead!

        Meal kits do these people a service because they tell them moron level stuff like
        >Hold it like this, cut it like this, use this pan, use this oil, use this heat level, use these timings, don't fricking touch it, here's how to plate it and serve
        that SEEMS obvious if you've ever done any cooking ever but these types whiff badly

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If people are actually this moronic it makes me sad. I remember being around nine and cooking pancakes or pikelets. "Wait for the bubbles and then flip them over". Simple stuff like scones in home economics.
          Probably in my mid teens dinners for myself started with frozen stir-fry which you just had to cook in a pan with a lid on. If you can do that you can get your own ingredients and flavour sachel and make it yourself. Baby steps in how I learned to cook for myself. I know others would choose other things to eat but I don't understand how they managed to avoid even extremely rudimentary cooking skills. Even something like a roast or even just roast vegetables is so simple a child could do it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Meal kits do these people a service because they tell them moron level stuff like hold it like this, cut it like this, use this pan, use this oil

          Hello Fresh subscriber here. It doesn't do that. For prep, the instructions will say things like
          >mince/grate/slice/dice/chop [ingredient]
          >zest [citrus]
          >in a [size] pan, add a drizzle of oil
          >season with salt and pepper to taste
          The ONLY oil they ever specify is olive.
          You need SOME basic cooking skill for it.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EveryPlate is the better option. Less expensive, requires more of the cook and offers interesting recipes you may not otherwise try.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How are people moronic enough to get this?
    amerimemes

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The cost per meal is only a little less than a restaurant
    Maybe if you're moronic. These mealkit services and their broken discount programs are some of the biggest savings in my budget.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is it easy to abuse or do you have to hop services a lot to make it worth it?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >is it easy to abuse
        Yes. I do hop services, but there are currently like 4 different major mealkit services that have easily abusable discount programs.

        Just how ? Crazy.

        I'm not going to post step-by-step instructions or details. If a lot of people start doing this then they'll catch on and fix it. Sorry.

        Only for the first few boxes. Then you have to pay the full price. 12 portions is not enough for a week. I can go to Walmart and buy ingredients needed for breakfast and lunch for the entire week with less 110 dollars. Oh and I am also 5'11 273 lbs man so I eat a lot.

        >Only for the first few boxes
        I've been doing this for a year and a half. New account every week.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just how ? Crazy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only for the first few boxes. Then you have to pay the full price. 12 portions is not enough for a week. I can go to Walmart and buy ingredients needed for breakfast and lunch for the entire week with less 110 dollars. Oh and I am also 5'11 273 lbs man so I eat a lot.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Oh and I am also 5'11 273 lbs

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Then you have to pay the full price
        They still have deals after that point, I'm constantly getting messages from them saying I can come back for 50% off and stuff like that, I'm sure there's a way to game vouchers as well.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're not a bad price for the starter's deal but yeah, definitely not worth it at their full price

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's for lazy morons who want more time available for zoning out in front of a television while a social media megacorp raises their children.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    tfw 40 at the end of the year and have been cooking for myself regularly since I was 15

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How are you planning to cope when you lose your ability to cook at the end of the year because of feminism?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Scavenging local dumpsters and putting whatever i find in the airfryer.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    There are plenty of women that didn’t learn how to cook because it made them look too ‘domestic’, sort of like how men wouldn’t become nurses because it was a ‘woman’s job’, even when they might otherwise have had some interest.

    Feminism definitely had an impact on the number of women that know how to cook, even if it was just because they were afforded more career opportunities and didn’t have the time / didnt need to because they no longer had to attract and keep a husband and could be financially independent.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i tried it when i had an offer and wouldn't renew after, i like cooking and wanted to try different things

    it's convenient but the food taste like something you would get in a hospital or airplane, usually cheap meat selection to cut costs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cheap meat selection
      Oh and I can only imagine the vegetables and maybe also spices come from china. Do they provide guarantee that the food is local and grown organic?

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes
    Hello fresh is completely fine for starter chefs who don't know what they're doing and for occasional recipe browsing
    They're training wheels the issue is that so many people who buy it are either too lazy to go to the store themselves or too much of a b***h to take the wheels off.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used this when I didn't know how to cook. That's all it's for, just a springboard.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I will say this: Even if it will perhaps only concern 1-2 anons in all of Culinaly: people with the highest gluten intolerance, called celiac disease, can make absolutely sure that the meal is cooked in a place (their own), where nothing comes in contact with gluten. Thats a serious reason for them to consider this method, at least every now and then.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is true without the produce delivery service
      unless you want to claim the grocery store does in fact contain wheat and maybe there's some chance of cross contamination but then I doubt hello fresh is any better

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        some people just don't want to autistically check every fricking thing they buy at a grocery store to find if it contains traces of wheat, can you really blame them?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if you don't buy goyslop you don't have to worry because fresh ingredients don't have ingredients lists

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I worked at one of their packing facilities. They had a couple hundred destitutes crammed into an area about the size of 4 high school classrooms with outside toilets for workers to use.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're saying they has homeless packing their meals?

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've tried it, and for me most of the value was from not having to plan out what to make and buy the ingredients.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for reminding me I make all the money in the house, I cook, and I clean. My wife only needs to take care of the baby and she complains about it. Doesn't have to work, can smoke weed if she wants. Just really have it that bad?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine being this much of a cuck imagine letting somd stoned c**t look after your child

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Babies can be extremely demanding, but it depends on the baby. And depending on how much time has passed since the birth the mom needs time to physically recover. If she's breastfeeding the baby may well be eating her alive (experiencing this right now with my cat and her kittens, fat kittens stick thin cat). If your wife is tired there's a good chance that it isn't just a lack of sleep she's complaining about but nutritional deficiencies which are really common after birth. Have her get her labs drawn and check her D, B12 and iron levels. Even if she isn't anemic she could be iron deficient, lots of women are.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its for richgays that think its a good deal to save them time

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is for people with enough money to afford it, but not enough money to have a personal chef. I got a free box a few years back, to their credit, the recipes they come up with are pretty good. If I could afford it, I probably would do this instead going grocery shopping.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Its worth it if you can go full autism to get the deep discounts
    yeah no shit homie, that applies to everything

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to get it when they were giving out free promotions. Free food! Otherwise I think it is good for people who are just learning to cook but you don't want to use it forever. If I could afford it I wouldn't mind getting it once a week just for the variety/spontaneity but I'm not made of money.

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