Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cooking & Reading

I have this theory that people read the way they cook.

I love to do both, every day. Some of what I cook is great. There are also disasters. Sometimes it's just mindless filler, and other times it's complicated and arduous, and leaves me with a feeling of accomplishment. All of those sentences could also describe the various books on my shelves and websites that I frequent.

Hubby cooks only occasionally, and reads a book only occasionally. When he cooks, it's momentous, like his chicken enchiladas, or Southern barbecue for 30 guests. And when he reads, it's likewise momentous, e.g. One Hundred Years of Solitude, or The Master and Margarita.

I know a guy who calls himself "Mr. Barbecue", and reads nothing but Popular Mechanics.

A lady I work with cooks American (pork chops, burgers, the occasional foray into stuffed bell peppers), and reads American (Clancy, Ludlum, Grisham).

And I know a few people who consider pouring milk on cereal to be "cooking", who haven't picked up a book in 10 years.

So, after all that (if you're still here)....do you think there's a correlation between the way people cook and what they read?


Dhanggit said...

i guess there exist a correlation between what people cook and read...or probably the mood they have after reading something they love affects definitely their mood in the kitchen..i love reading fantasy and non fiction stories and i do have a lot of disasters too in the kitchen :-)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Maybe maybe... There are also those people who read same style of books everytime and also cook the same style food over and over. Me? I try to read everything and try to cook everything as well.I also read mostly about baking...

Ben said...

I had never thought of this before. I love to cook and read. I cook breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday and read one to two books a week. I try to cook a little bit of everything, but Latin flavors are my favorite and I read a little bit of everything, but Latin authors are my favorite. Wow, I think you just made a huge discovery :)

Vicki said...

Thanks for commenting, everyone! Maybe I should apply for a government grant to study this further. :-)