How long have you been cooking before you started and then stopped measuring?

How long have you been cooking before you started and then stopped measuring?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Always have.

    Only downside is when friends ask for recipes, and I only have one thing to tell them

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    follow new recipes to a T. play it by feel if I've made it before

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    measuring is for baking and for copying recipes. Cooking is sight and taste. Simple as

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >for baking
      IMO only if you are adding fruit or other wet shit into cakes and need to account for moisture
      you can absolutely eyeball hydration if it's just flour and water

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Have you ever baked a cake?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >you can absolutely eyeball hydration
        no, I fricking can't

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well if you got good and had a lot of experience baking you would be able to.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >you can absolutely eyeball hydration if it's just flour and water
        the only thing I bake is bisquick biscuits and yeah you don't need to measure that

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only do it with things I've cooked several times before. I like to have a baseline for what I tinker with.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    literally never. I just make something that sounds good and decide if it has potential. If it does, I think about what I added too much/too little of or if I've over/under cooked it. Generally I can pin something down by the third time I make it.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i've never cooked by following a recipe

    but then again i never make anything fancy, just your daily survival food

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am mentally incapable of guessing measurements from sight

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t forget getting laid as well

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I refuse to engage with boxed thinking. My cooking methods are none of your business. If you'll excuse me, I have frogs that need posting.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    never going to let a person tell me what tastes good
    it was never an option because it's too bizarre and too wild. figure out what you like and cook around that. a human does not need advice on this because cooking has been solved already

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm usually pretty strict when following a recipe, because as a kid I remember a lot of dinners being kind of bad because my mom gave zero fricks about the recipe and then got mad at us and the food when it didn't turn out right. If I start winging it then people are going to start yelling again.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    precision (grams) are very important for baking. for everyday cooking eyeballing is fine

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been cooking for almost 40 years. Started out measuring everything, following recipes. Went into resto management, scrupulous recipe adherence (including the hell of a recipe audit,) left the resto world and haven't followed a recipe since. I read cookbooks and the like constantly, but I only look at ingredients and ratios. I don't think I've picked up a measuring spoon in at least a decade.
    t.non-baker. that shizz is different.

    olde meme is unrelated

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I know the low IQ guy and the high IQ guy aren't really supposed to be experiencing the thing in the same way in these memes, as the high IQ guy has reached some kind of enlightened state where the simpler thing is more profound or whatever, but that doesn't really work in this case. This isn't really a static IQ type thing, but a progression from knowing nothing to being a proficient cook. The important point in this iteration is that the guy on the left isn't going to make very good food, while the guy on the right basically is measuring, but also tasting and adjusting in a way that brings him past the middle guy. The guy on the left who has no experience is being literally moronic by not measuring because he has no frame of reference and is basically just throwing darts while wearing a blindfold.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t.first year grad student

      pic is not related

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only thing this makes clear is that whoever made the meme is actually on the left side. They make shitty food and should be measuring as they don't know what the frick they're doing, but since people who do know what they're doing don't measure the left-sider feels justified in not changing his ways because "that's how the pros do it"

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    any recipe that calls for a specified VOLUME of an ingredient--wet or dry--then I will measure it, fricking up those ratios causes me a great deal of anxiety

    for anything else, I will eyeball it

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what I make. But I always still measure when baking.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    0 and 0. I'm still thoroughly in midwit territory. Feels good never fricking a dish up.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been dieting for health reasons so I measure most of what I cook.
    I get out control pretty fast when I go by my own discretion.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only ever measure when I'm baking since those recipes are a bit sensitive when it comes to ph and the like.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just realized that I eyeball things when measuring, and don't really use measuring devices for much of anything these days. Never really thought about it. I guess I've got a pretty good idea of what and how much of something I like on my food, and just go with that.

  20. 1 month ago
    okay

    Yeah I mostly eyeball ingredients that I am more familiar with and taste as a go. When I bake certain things I sometimes measure but you can usually tell when you need to add more or less of something

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >he doesn't weigh everything to accurately track calories and nutrients

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How long have you been cooking before you started and then stopped measuring?
    This is a moronic take you're still measuring with your eyes

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How long have you been cooking before you started and then stopped measuring?
    about 30 years
    depends on what it is:
    chili - no need to measure anything
    bread - yes measure by weight
    lasagna - no need to measure anything
    biscuits - yes measure by weight
    tamales - no need to measure anything
    enchiladas - no need to measure anything
    tacos - no need to measure anything
    pastry and pies - yes measure
    cookies - yes measure
    frosting - no need to measure anything
    meatloaf - measure but don't worry too much about it.
    etc.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cooking for others: Measure it
    Cooking for myself: Eyeball it
    Simple as

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everybody measures when they start. The only thing I measure now is rice/oats and the corresponding water. I don't bake.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine if you just started and you didn't measure because you're moronic but think you're Smart enough to just do everything right without learning anything or following any kind of instructions

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    NICE REDDIT MEME

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what thing I am cooking. I've always eyeballed making burgers, the only time I popped out a scale for burgers was when I did a custom blend and wanted to know percentage fat stuff. Same with smoking, no measuring required - just toss seasoning on and fire up the smoker. If I do jerky I will measure overall weight and salt for preservation purposes.

    But I always measured shit when it's like 1 cup of this or 1 cup of that, or when making my tea. Same with baking, always measuring there. Conversely, I don't really measure all that much when making a big pot of stuff.

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