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Guy Is Fed Up With Girlfriend’s Cooking Because She Puts Her Own Twist On Recipes, Asks For Support Online But Receives A Reality Check
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Guy Is Fed Up With Girlfriend’s Cooking Because She Puts Her Own Twist On Recipes, Asks For Support Online But Receives A Reality Check

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Different cooking philosophies can lead to some spicy and fiery arguments in the kitchen. Some prefer structure, order, and following recipes to the letter. Others embrace the chaos and like to jazz things up. There’s beauty in both of these approaches. But it might be a tad difficult to work together.

The thing is that if you or your partner suddenly try to impose your cooking ideas as the only possible way of doing things, you might just have a falling out. And some arguments are so big, they even end up on the internet. Case in point, one redditor turned to the AITA community for some advice on whether or not he messed up.

The man explained how he’d called his girlfriend out for adjusting and modifying professional cooking recipes on the fly. Members of the subreddit shared their open and honest opinions on the situation, and it looks like the boyfriend was actually open to learning from his mistakes. Read on for the full story.

People draw inspiration from recipes in different ways. Some follow them to the letter. Others modify things as they see fit

Image credits: cottonbro studio (not the actual photo)

A guy turned asked the internet if he was wrong to call out his girlfriend for changing some recipes while she was cooking

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Image credits: zapCulture (not the actual photo)

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Something you don’t see all that often is the AITA community overwhelmingly telling someone that, oh my, they are incredibly wrong. Rarer still is a redditor who gets called out for their actions and actually shows that they’re open to correcting their behavior. There’s some hope for humanity after all, it seems.

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Most internet users pointed out that the guy was overly strict and really approached things the wrong way when he criticized his girlfriend for modifying the pro recipes they were using. One of the main points that some people made was that cooking was supposed to be fun and that recipes were guidelines rather than ‘contracts.’

Others noted that this was a very weird fight to pick. Especially since the guy appears to enjoy the dishes. It’s the unstructured approach to cooking that irks him.

Nobody really enjoys getting into arguments with their loved ones. The so-called post-argument ‘hangover’ is absolutely awful. Pretty much everyone has said things they didn’t mean in the heat of the moment.

As we’ve discussed in a previous article on Bored Panda, navigating the entire post-argument situation can be uncomfortable. But it is possible.

In short, being in physical contact with your partner can help you move past the situation. A hug or a kiss helps you get back in-sync with each other.

And the argument becomes a lesson, something that strengthens your relationship, rather than a reason for things to eventually fall apart.

This is how the internet reacted to the man’s incredibly strict approach to following recipes

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Mad Dragon
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I teach cooking classes to formerly homeless folks who just got their own place. One of the first things I teach is that in cooking, a recipe is nothing more than someone saying “I did this and I liked how it turned out.” Love garlic? Go ahead and double the amount! Hate peas? Maybe carrots would be better! No noodles in the house? Let’s serve it over rice and see if that works! If you like how it turned out, write it down for your own “recipe” collection!

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Allison B
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's similar to how I cook. I follow the recipe exactly the first time unless I know there's something in there I won't eat, and depending on how it turns out I'll adjust things to how I like it.

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The Other Guest
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So often published recipes are just flat-out wrong. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a 9" pie? You're not even going to taste that. Caramelized onions in 5 minutes? Yeah, I got a nice bridge in Brooklyn for ya if you believe that's possible.

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Josh Carpenter
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank God! I thought something was wrong with me, I just pour cinnamon and vanilla in things and thought I was crazy cuz I can't taste it until I at least triple most recipes.

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Adam Jeff
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, couples cooking together looks so romantic on the TV. in real life, stay the F out of the kitchen whilst I'm preparing food. She has her way of doing things, you have yours, both are fine, just don't try and mix them.

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Adam Jeff
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And definitely don't insist your way is the only way and then go crying to random strangers on the internet for validation.

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Mad Dragon
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I teach cooking classes to formerly homeless folks who just got their own place. One of the first things I teach is that in cooking, a recipe is nothing more than someone saying “I did this and I liked how it turned out.” Love garlic? Go ahead and double the amount! Hate peas? Maybe carrots would be better! No noodles in the house? Let’s serve it over rice and see if that works! If you like how it turned out, write it down for your own “recipe” collection!

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Allison B
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's similar to how I cook. I follow the recipe exactly the first time unless I know there's something in there I won't eat, and depending on how it turns out I'll adjust things to how I like it.

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The Other Guest
Community Member
1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So often published recipes are just flat-out wrong. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a 9" pie? You're not even going to taste that. Caramelized onions in 5 minutes? Yeah, I got a nice bridge in Brooklyn for ya if you believe that's possible.

mxfun86 avatar
Josh Carpenter
Community Member
1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank God! I thought something was wrong with me, I just pour cinnamon and vanilla in things and thought I was crazy cuz I can't taste it until I at least triple most recipes.

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Adam Jeff
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, couples cooking together looks so romantic on the TV. in real life, stay the F out of the kitchen whilst I'm preparing food. She has her way of doing things, you have yours, both are fine, just don't try and mix them.

adam_jeff avatar
Adam Jeff
Community Member
1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And definitely don't insist your way is the only way and then go crying to random strangers on the internet for validation.

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