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Why No Cooking Forum?

The elderly should pass down recipes.

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@aruzinsky Maybe a cooking forum in general, then be able to branch off into types of cooking i.e. Basic or beginner cooking, DASH, family favorites, five ingredient cooking, Keto, Mediterranean, Paleo, plant-based, etc.   People could leave their recipes and tips and tricks for the different types. Maybe limit to just a few "branches" to start.  Christine

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One of the longest threads in AARP history was "What is your Favorite Cookie?".

 

https://community.aarp.org/t5/Healthy-Living/What-is-your-favorite-cookie/td-p/1890331

 

Since you are a psychologist, tell me why so many people enjoy telling each other what they like to eat but not how to make it.  It seems pretty pointless to me.

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@aruzinsky Just a BA in psychology/gerontology, no advance degrees.  So calling myself a psychologist is flattering, but really not accurate. But pretty good at seeing human nature.  Maybe they didn't Make ( cook, bake ) it and don't know the recipe. Lots of people like to eat, but don't like to cook.  Or it's an "old family recipe passed down from generation to generation" and don't want to give it away. Or it's not the right format or forum to do it.  Or it's a complicated recipe and they don't want to type it all down. Just doing a little morning brain storming. Getting a recipe is easy.  Finding a good one that someone could discuss, harder.  It's about the follow up dialogue that the recipe brings.  That is something interesting.

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@Rhymesometimes @aruzinsky We used to have a Recipes forum for awhile but users didn’t participate as we anticipated. Perhaps topics may do better individually under the Healthy Living and Leisure & Lifestyle forums. 

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@aruzinsky  I see, in the short time I've been fairly active in the on-line community, the "traffic" in general is not any where as high as I thought it would be.  The old adage "Give the people what they want."  The question is what do the people want?  btw, I think it would be great to have forums on cooking. We all have to eat, and sometimes we get into a rut cooking the same things over and other.  The anthem cry of "What's for dinner is universal?" But maybe more specific.  Vegetarian don't want to slog through a "cooking" forum if it doesn't relate to their lifestyle for example. My new husband is mostly vegetarian, so there has been a learning curve for me to adjust to that.  There is so much potential @aruzinsky  what do people want? Keep Bringing your humor, much needed, much appreciated.   Christine

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Hi there! We have attempted this in the past and it didn't do as well as we had hoped, but I think the Healthy Living forum would be a perfect place for you and others to post things of this nature. 

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That kind of makes sense...though some of the most delicious foods would really fall under the category of "healthy". Lol!!

-Mark

 

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@MarkV847771 - Haha, good point - Maybe those can go under Leisure & Lifestyle.

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Yeah, spending Saturdays on the back patio, smoking a 10lb pork shoulder, while drinking a few beers is definitely Leisure & Lifestyle! 🙂

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Yum!

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Sounds like a good time to me!

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