Joseph Joseph Kitchenware | Review + Giveaway

Named for the twin brothers who founded it, Joseph Joseph is a British success story, founded in 2003 and now selling in over 100 countries around the world.

The houseware brand is perhaps best known for its super-durable chopping boards (both folding ones that angle into a chute for easy transfer to the cooking pot and colour-coded preparation ones) that are one of its core product ranges. Today Joseph Joseph also manufacture food storage (both for the kitchen and on the go), microwave cookware, all kinds of kitchen tools (from bowls and dishes to measuring cups, jugs and scales to scissors and knives to graters and peelers) and a wide selection of cooking and cleaning utensils.

Their entire range is very much design-led with thought given to practical functionality, durability and looks.

Over the last few weeks Pete and I have been putting a few Joseph Joseph products to the test and have been really impressed by each of those aspects.

Index Regular Chopping Board Set Index Steel Chopping Board Set 3
Index Steel Chopping Board Set 4 Index Steel Chopping Board Set 5

Index chopping boards are colour-coded to help prevent cross-contamination – red for meat, blue for fish, green for vegetables and white for cooked food. Each of the boards have non-slip feet and additional clever touches that make using them a pleasure – a channel around the meat board collects any escaping juices; fish are discouraged from sliding about the board by a strip of textured surface along the centre.

All four boards are easily stored in a space-saving upright box from which they can easily be pulled out and best of all, they are dishwasher safe too.

For small kitchens, the Index Mini offers a similarly colour-coded set in a smaller size. Also great for caravans or keen cooks who like to travel with a set of kitchen essentials when they go on holiday.

Cut and carve 2 Cut and carve 1 Cut and carve 3

The Cut & Carve board has one smooth side that can be used as a normal chopping board, but it’s the other side that has earned it a permanent place in our kitchen – spikes in the centre of the board hold meat in place as you carve and the surface is slightly sloped with a generous lip to catch juices, which can then easily be poured from the corner straight into pan to make gravy! Of course, it’s also good for cutting other foods that have a tendency to leak (fresh mozzarella) or create a surfeit of crumbs (bread).

Elevate 1 Elevate 2
Elevate 3 Elevate 4

Elevate utensils have a stand integrated into the handle so you can rest them on the worktop without the food-dipped end touching the surface. These can be purchased in a set with a carousel stand, or individually. The two we chose have become well-used tools.

The products above are the ones we’ve been testing ourselves. They’re really practical to use, they’re dishwasher proof, they feel really durable and the clever design touches make using them a very positive experience.

There are many other Joseph Joseph products that catch my eye, from the cleverly nesting set of bowls and measuring cups to the dimpled ice cream scoop, and of course, the ones I’ve picked to giveaway to one lucky reader, below.

Twist and grate 2 Twist and grate 3 Twist and grate 1

The Twist Grater has two different stainless steel grating blades. When the handle is straight, use to grate straight above a dish or container; twist the handle to hold the grater firmly against the work surface. It comes in three colours and with a choice of three blade pairs – coarse and fine, extra coarse and ribbon or star and extra fine.

 

GIVEAWAY

Joseph Joseph are offering a reader of Kavey Eats a regular size Index colour-coded chopping board set (top, £50) and a green coarse and fine Twist Grater (above, £20). Delivery to UK and EU addresses is included.

HOW TO ENTER

You can enter the giveaway in 2 ways – entering both ways increases your chances of winning:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment
What kind of cook are you in the kitchen? Tell me about your cooking style and skills in the comments section below.

Entry 2 – Twitter
Follow both @Kavey and @JosephJoseph on Twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter! Then tweet the exact sentence (shown in italics) below.
I’d love to win fabulous @JosephJoseph prizes from Kavey Eats! http://bit.ly/KaveyEatsJJ #KaveyEatsJosephJoseph
(Do not add my twitter handle or any other twitter handle at the beginning of the tweet or your entry will be considered invalid.
Please don’t leave a blog comment about your tweet either; I track twitter entries using the competition hash tag.)

RULES, TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Friday 18th March 2016.
  • The winner will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • Where prizes are to be provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • The prize is offered and provided by Joseph Joseph.
  • The prize is a regular size Index colour-coded chopping board set and a green coarse and fine Twist Grater. Delivery to UK and EU addresses is included.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. You may enter both ways but you do not have to do so for each individual entry to be valid.
  • For Twitter entries, entrants must be following both @Kavey and @josephjoseph at the time of notification.
  • Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contact.
  • The winners will be notified by email or Twitter so please make sure you check relevant accounts for the notification message.
  • If no response is received from a winner within 10 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

 

Kavey Eats received review products from Joseph Joseph. As always, all opinions 100% honest.We recommend only products we truly believe in.

The winner of this giveaway was Frances Darvill, who entered via a blog comment.

Please leave a comment - I love hearing from you!
273 Comments to "Joseph Joseph Kitchenware | Review + Giveaway"

  1. Iris Waldburger

    I am a quite traditional cook and tend to stick to things I know how they will turn out and my family likes. I sometimes try to be a bit more adventurous but seem to keep on falling back into the old routine to family favorites

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  2. NickyB

    I’m a good solid home cook who likes to try new recipes a few times every week if possible. A savoury cook, very occasional baker and recently getting into pickling and preserving. I have a set of decent knife skills and cooking techniques and a tendency to experiment …

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  3. FoodandFrets

    I love to cook, mainly because I love to eat! I’ve been a butcher, a cook and now I’m a teacher of Food and Nutrition. I enjoy creating new recipes and relish the battle to get my 2 kids to try new flavours! Sometimes my ideas are overly ambitious when compared to my technical ability (naan bread cooked on the coals springs to mind!). 🙂

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  4. Lisa

    I’m a bit of a throw it all together cook. I do follow recipes, mainly for baking, but for my own, everyday family cooking, I go with what’s good in the shop, mix it with what I’ve got in the cupboard and take it from there. I can’t be too adventurous, as people I cook for have allergies/textural issues.

    If I’m on my own though, I’ll turn my hand to most things, just for the hell of it. I cooked pork belly and chestnut porchetta around Christmas, ate one portion, then took the rest to work and shared it out. I just love cooking for the fun of it.

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  5. Jane Willis

    I reckon I’m a pretty accomplished cook, capable and creative, and cook a lot of different styles of food, especially dishes from around Asia. However I actually managed to burn a curry last night – mind you, I wasn’t feeling very well at the time.

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  6. Paula Readings

    I guess my efforts are ‘fair’ I’m no Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen, But i make a mean Christmas cake & i made ‘popcakes’ recently that came out lovely!

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  7. Anthony G

    I’m no masterchef, but I’m confident enough in the kitchen. I tend to use instinct rather than recipes 🙂

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  8. Shereen

    I’m definitely more of a cook than a baker. I start with a recipe that’s inspired me, then often tweak it as I go along depending on the ingredients I have in stock, or my personal taste. Recipes that I come back to end up being written out long hand in the notebook my Mum got me when I got my own house years ago.

    I like to learn how to cook things I’ve eaten elsewhere – my current favourite recipe is caramelised pork belly. And I’ve just started to learn about dashi, with plans for future soups.

    I like to think I’m a tidy cook, with ingredients lined up, prepared and ready to go. And I usually am, right up until it’s time to plate up. Then I turn into a clumsy mess.

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  9. sarah thorley

    I’m an experimental cook. I love trying new styles and discovering new flavours . My problem when making up new recipes myself is that I forget to write things down! Always up for a challenge in the kitchen

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  10. Nicola HA

    I like to add bits and pieces of everything that I see in the cupboard – so I would say experimental. A shake of this and a pinch of that – it is different every time!

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  11. Fede Pastabites

    Of course I would love to win this! I Love Joseph and Joseph tools, have a few in fact. I even introduced them to my family in Italy … they are functional and really cool too…

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  12. Glyn Davies

    I am a useless cook and have been know to burn water and boil ice cream, fortunately for me and the children my wife is excellent at cooking.

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  13. Naomi

    Cooking and baking was put in my ‘blood’ from a very early age and I continue to enjoy doing it. Creating something in the kitchen is enjoyable for me, be it just making something for myself or for a meal with friends and family. To some extent for me, cooking/baking is about sharing ‘love’

    I will try recipes spanning various cuisines and cultures – if it doesn’t turn out right, so be it, I can always try it again in the future! I’ve not poisoned anyone….yet!

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  14. Caroline Hunter

    I cook most things from scratch because I have the time. I mainly cook traditional meals consisting of meat, potatoes and vegetables. I don’t do anything very complicated but try to vary things as much as I can. I have a nice recipe for beef and red wine casserole and a lovely salmon recipe with garlic, ginger, orange juice and soy sauce. I’d love to win the grater as I do use a grater a lot for cheese toppings.

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  15. Claire Thorpe

    I love cooking and have lots of gadgets in the kitchen. I can’t remember recipes and have to use cookbooks (of which I have hundreds much to my partners annoyance!) I love to bake and have 2 small children that I am looking forward to cooking with ( oops sounds like I am going to eat them! I mean enjoy cooking together when they are older!)

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  16. Vanessa Cox

    I’m self-taught in cooking and baking and my library of world-wide cooking books is quite extensive. I’m now a confident cook and loves experimenting with new flavours and ingredients.

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  17. Denise Watson

    I have found that while my husband cooks in the oven and always uses meat, I am a definite one for cooking on the hob and rarely using meat. I go for stir-fries, rice dishes and, occasionally, pastas. Oh, and I take it badly if the recipe doesn’t include cheese, so I look for all ways of adding it to the dish, even if it is simply to sprinkle parmesan over the finished meal.

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  18. pete c

    I`m still a novice cook in the kitchen, slowly learning, making a few mistakes but enjoying what I do

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  19. William Critchlow

    I love cooking I make all the foreign dishes my wife makes all the traditional English dishes

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  20. Ashleigh Allan

    I am not bad – I always follow recipes though – i’m not good at being creative!

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  21. ann goody

    Cook from scratch lady. Do not buy any ready meals and make my own bread and cakes and biscuits. Absolutely love being in the kitchen even though I have spent 30 years in professional kitchens. I always say to people have a try, there will not be many times when you will have to throw it out.

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  22. Nicki Evans

    I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes and people seem to enjoy eating them so I’m not too bad.

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  23. Chris Andrews

    What kind of cook are you in the kitchen? Tell me about your cooking style and skills in the comments section below. . . . . l’m a make it up as you go along type of cook, if there’s a way to short cut then l know it.

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  24. Liam Bishop

    I do things one at a time, I’m not good with multiple things going on at once. So one pot dishes, or things like Lasagna/Shepherds pie are what I do best!

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  25. Joy B

    I’m an ok cook. I like to read recipe books and the food I make usually turns out how it is supposed to but I do tend to stick to a rotation of dishes that have worked well in the past.

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  26. claire griffiths

    i would say i am a mix of traditional and experimental cook i like to stick with traditional receipes but also like to experiment

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  27. Hazel Rea

    I cook everything from scratch due to family allergies. I experimented until I could produce a glutenfree/milk/free/eggfree chocolate cake for my son, and have adapted numerous recipes so he and I don’t feel left out!

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  28. Heather Haigh

    I’m an experimental cook. I love to try out new recipes and new ingredients and I’m always tweaking things a bit. I hardly ever make exactly the same meal twice.

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  29. laura banks

    im not as good as the hubby but i can cook stuff but i do have a habit of burning things

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  30. Tracy Nixon

    I would say that I am pretty good as my own mam was a stay at home mam and cooked all our meals from scratch. I learned from her and now cook many of the meals she made for us for my own family. I love traditional meals like cottage pie, shepherds pie, casseroles and stews but I also like cooking other meals from overseas experiences such as Mediterranean, Italian, Greek dishes as well as curries etc!

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  31. tracy sinclair

    I love cooking from scratch, when I have the time and experimenting with different spices, flavours etc, sometimes using recipes. My favourite meal to cook is the traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings x

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  32. milli

    I’m nt an adventurous cook. I love reading cookbooks, but still tend to stick to my tried and tested ones.

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  33. Lana Race

    I am a cook who reads the recipe carefully following step by step…..I find video’s very useful too, so I can see that I am cooking the dish correctly. I like to get the kids involved, they like to measure the ingredients and mix the pots and pans!

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  34. Suelle

    I cook meals quite competently from scratch, nearly all the time, but the thing I enjoy most in the kitchen is making cakes and desserts.

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  35. Jo W

    I like cooking but I love baking. I cook from recipes but like to add my own twist to them as well

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  36. Monica Gilbert

    I tend to improvise a lot in my cooking. Sometimes I’ll see what’s in the house and create something random. Even if I’m using a recipe, I tend to tweak it a bit to suit our tastes and the available ingredients.

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  37. Riri

    I like cooking but baking is my favourite. I always experiment until I have the very best recipe that I can follow later.

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  38. Simon C

    I’m an awful cook. I can just about manage a stir fry…. apart from that, I’m so bad I could burn water or overcook a salad.
    My wife, on the other hand, is the best cook in the galaxy. So I’m trying to win this for her 🙂

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  39. Samantha Mann

    Im a ‘safe’ cook…. do the things i know and when i try anything new i need to be following a recipe book!

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  40. Helen Bennett

    I’m a chuck a bit of this and that in kind of cook, hope for the best, generally turns out to be edible (my children would disagree), like food to be spicy and/or with lashings of garlic. I enjoy baking too, but my hips do not appreciate it.

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  41. Melanie Chambers

    I’m not a massively skilled cook (intermediate skills maybe) but I am adventurous. I’ll give any recipe that takes our fancy a shot, and while my presentation may not be the best the meals tend to turn out fine. I love cooking with fresh, colourful peppers etc… I’m also a singing and dancing cook, there’s always a tune playing in my kitchen

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  42. brenda heads

    I have always stuck to the same recipes but this year my New Years Resolution was to try the recipes I have saved on my computer and make different meals and especially the cakes. Everyone has been pleased with this so far especially the cheesecakes.

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  43. Laura Pritchard

    A terrible, lazy one! Anything that can be cooked from frozen in under 35 minutes is my forte!

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  44. Angela treadway

    I cook a lovely fish pie, shepards pie, sausage, bean and sweet potato casserole, cheesy tortillas and i do a lot of casseroles! I do love cooking healthy for my family x

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  45. Michelle Sykes

    I am a self taught cook. I try to follow recipes then add my own touch – hardly ever weigh anything correctly but the food turns out yummy

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  46. Keri Jones

    I’m not a very experimental cook. I tend to stick to the recipe 100%. I’m hoping to become more adventurous with flavours and spices as my dinners are very same-y x

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  47. Leanne V McKenna

    I am a keen but amateur cook. Ever since I became really interested in cooking I just can’t bear to just stick something from the freezer into the oven any more! I enjoy making tasty curries 🙂

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  48. Miriam Krutska

    I see myself as experimental cook my husband would say it’s like science to me I love to look through cook books and try new things , sometimes it’s absolutely delicious but I had few disasters as well xx

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  49. Anne Johnston

    I’m a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde in the kitchen as I go through phases of trying loads of new recipes at once and then once I have my favourites I cook the same things over and over again until I get fed up and the whole process starts again! I do love Joseph Joseph products so the grater and chopping board would come in handy while I’m experimenting

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  50. Kim M

    Not very adventurous cooking wise, mostly British, Italian and vegetarian but love baking allsorts

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  51. Alisha

    I’m an adventures cook. I like to cook anything and everything. I don’t follow recipes to a t either. Usually do my own thing.

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  52. Otilia Neagu

    I am an optimist cook, because I keep trying even if I don’t have the best results.

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  53. marianne

    I try to recreate what I’ve tasted. I’ll browse different recipes and get a rough idea of spices and ingredients, then cook blindly by taste.

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  54. Lucy Robinson

    I love cooking up a new recipe. Also love to get the kids involved in cooking too. DO go through phases though. Love quick and easy to make meals.

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  55. Andrea Goodheart

    I always used to cook because I had to but for the last couple of years I’ve discovered that if I google recipes using 2 or 3 ingredients I have to hand, I can find some great recipes! Thanks to my daughter for that tip.

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  56. Adeline M

    I like to stick with recipes I know in the kitchen, but sometimes I’m a little adventurous and cook things I see on TV!

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  57. Michelle Hollingsbee

    I’m a nervous cook, I have to stick to the exact recipe or I will worry that it won’t come out like it should. I still don’t believe people when they say my food tastes good! I do love to cook and bake though just no confidence to try my own ideas.

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  58. Sharon H

    I’m a pretty experimental cook, I love trying new flavour combinations and new ways of cooking everyday food. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but that is half the fun.

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  59. Cathy

    I’m a use up all the bits and pieces in the cupboard sort of cook. Mixing an d matching pastas and veggies to ensure nothing gets wasted!

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  60. Kirsty m

    I only cook dinners & every Wednesday because my mother does the most of cooking so give her s break is better! I cook less than 1 hour

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  61. Sheila Shepheard

    I’m a 30 minute cook during the week – love anything that’s quick and easy. At the weekend I take more time – roasts, tanginess, casseroles. I also bake at thw weekend. So relaxing to be in the kitchen with no time pressures.

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  62. Sheena Widdowfield

    I’m a cook that sticks to the recipe as I’m not very confident, but getting better at being innovative!

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  63. Sarah P

    I cook to relax. I find the whole cooking and baking process really relaxing when I’ve had a stressful day. I’m not sure how good of a cook I am, but I enjoy myself!

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  64. Alison Johnson

    I’m a strictly by the book type of cook & follow recipes but my Hubby does most of the cooking & he is an experimental type of cook & is always modifying things to taste & trying new things. We work well together,

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  65. rebecca beesley

    i used to be a fearful cook afraid to bake cakes or try any new recipes in case they went wrong. My young son loves to experiment with his cooking so it has given me the confidence to try new recipes and even create my own. I even tried baking my own croissants recently and totally surprised myself as it is something I would never have dared to do previously!

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  66. Candice Rau

    I don’t think I am to bad of a cook. My new years resolution is to try new things. This would be fantasia to win . Fingers crossed

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  67. Frances Darvill

    I tend to be more a traditional cook, none of this 3 peas on a plate with a trickle of gravy. My favourite pudding is Chocolate Mousse lovely and easy but really nice 🙂

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  68. Ema J Lowe

    I am ok at cooking. I am not that create but everyone eats my cooking, so it must be ok.

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  69. Helen Metcalfe

    I like experimenting with flavours and I’m also a “bung it all in one pot” kind of cook!

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  70. Carol Thomas

    I am a chef by original profession. I love to cook and bake. I like to experiment. I like doing dinner parties and I used to do buffets and childrens parties food, when I was younger

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  71. Bryanna M

    I’m the kind of cook who makes really yummy food, but leaves the kitchen a total wreck! Luckily, my partner tidies up after me 😉

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  72. Christine Evans

    I’d say I am pretty average where cooking is concerned, nowhere near as good as my Mum was but what I produce is generally edible

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  73. Alice OConnor

    I’m a bit of a rubbish cook to be honest!! I like quick, simple recipes. And prefereably ones the children will eat….so we eat a lot of pasta and mashed potatoes!!

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  74. Michelle Sykes

    I am a self taught cook. I like to try to make things from scratch. It usually tastes really nice but my presentation skills need improvement

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  75. sara haywood

    I’m pretty rubbish to be honest. I try but always seem to end up cutting my fingers. I’d say I’m always trying to do everything too quickly!

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  76. Jean Bolsover

    I must admit I don’t enjoy cooking as much as I used to. Now I like to cook things that are quick and easy now that the family are all grown up whereas I used to spend hours in the kitchen cooking everything from scratch

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  77. Rebecca Taylor

    I wish I was a better cook, I am very time poor so I just stick to what we seem to always have!

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  78. liz ferguson

    i think i cook well, when i have a recipe to follow – not quite so good when left to my own creations x

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  79. Deepa

    I am messy and stubborn! I use all the pans and utensils and I am awful for changing recipes based on what I think is best. I am a better cook to be around now we have a dishwasher 🙂

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  80. Adrian Barnett

    I’m the sort of cook that tries a recipe then will change it to suit me in future, I also have to be totally prepared before starting to cook, all prep and ingredients ready to add.

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  81. Pina

    I’ve always been a recipe follower. My husband is the opposite so I’ve learned to improvise a bit. 🙂

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  82. Naomi

    I love to cook challenging ‘showstopper’ recipes, but I don’t like to cook everyday suppers. But if I do, I do ‘econocook’ – cook extra for the freezer.

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  83. Marion Smith

    I love to cook as I am a professional cook. Me and my family love meat with most dishes and lots of pasta! We like quick but tasty meals:)

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  84. Emma Walton

    I’m a bit of a boring cook and tend to make the same meals week in, week out but lately, I’ve been using a slow cooker and I’ve found some recipes to try out.

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  85. Lorna Kennedy

    I guess I’m a fairly decent cook (better ask hubby for his opinion on that!). I really wish I had spent more time in the kitchen with my mother though as for her it was effortless, and I think I could have learned a lot. Some days I just cook the normal stuff that most people eat, but I do like to try different things so will have experimental days where you just keep your fingers crossed and hope it all turns out for the best!

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  86. Rebecca Williams

    I like to cook anything and everything, I love trying new things.

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  87. Leah

    I am learning to cook from scratch a bit more but prefer very quick cook from scratch ideas, nothing too time consuming so I can get a family meal out quickly.

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  88. Vickie Jackson

    I’m not afraid to admit I’m a terrible cook! But I love to try new things and I haven’t poisoned anyone yet!!

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  89. Kelly Glen

    I am a complete beginner in the kitchen but I really want to start learning how to cook good family meals.

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  90. Anna Stimson

    I have got to be honest I am an awful cook, I have a few tried and tested recipes I stick to but anything I usually mess right up. My family keep saying they are sending me on a course!!!

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  91. John Beales

    Improvisation is the key! I’ll refer to a recipe for new inspiration, but after that do my own version

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  92. Gemma Bailey

    I think variety is key so like to cook all manner of foods from Thai curries to beef in Guinness, it keeps my toddler interested!

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  93. Caroline Clarke

    I like to think I’m an effecient cook. I go in with a plan and clean and tidy as I cook so my space doesn’t get cluttered and dirty. I like to try a recipe and then make any changes I think might make it better.

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  94. Sandra Stitchell

    I like to try different dishes but cannot eat to spicy dishes, we also do not eat much red meat. Our diet consists of Pasta, Fish and white Meat in all different combinations.

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  95. Louise A

    I mainly cook from scratch as I’m not a fan of processed food, saying that though, we do occasionally eat a frozen pizza if for some reason I can’t/don’t want to cook. I like to try new recipes, not always successfully lol

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  96. Natalie

    I’m lucky to have married a chef! At home we love cooking thai food. Everything we eat is made by us. Absolutely love cooking and eating.. there goes my tummy growling!

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  97. Carole

    Occasionally I like to experiment. It doesn’t always work out well but sometimes it does.

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  98. Michelle Ptak

    I always cook from scratch as I think it’s the best way to look after my family, wouldn’t say I am a confident cook but am happy to follow recipes x

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  99. Sheila Reeves

    Difficult to describe yourself I find! I’m a good user-upper of leftovers, like trying new recipes, (but not too complicated), & I’m a slow-cooker addict!

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  100. ValB

    I am an ex home economics teacher so I will tackle most recipes. Love cooking and have a huge collection of cookery books

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  101. diana jones

    I am absolutely brilliant because everything gets eaten………….I am feeding very greedy people

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  102. Karen R

    I’m not a very good cook – I hate being inefficient, so when things take longer or shorter to cook than they should and everything gets out of sync, I end up getting stressed!

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  103. Alan Chung

    I try to cook from scratch on the weekends where I’ll learn a new recipe every month

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  104. mike

    Very disorganised, chaotic and loads of washing up!! but the results are enjoyable

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  105. Sarah Mackay

    I am a throw it together cook there is no rhyme nor reason to what I make

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  106. Barbara Knight

    I’m a bit of a hybrid – some recipes I follow to the letter, especially when baking, but other times I like to experiment.

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  107. hannonle

    I’m a home cook who is competent at the basic family meals and make them without following a written recipe. I can do baking too and make good cakes and pastry. If I experiment with a new recipe it’s likely to be a dessert.

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  108. Vanessa Cox

    I am an adventurous cook and good baker – I love experimenting with flavours and cooking with ingredients from all over the world. My travels & family background do influence a lot my cooking.

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  109. Rachael G

    I like trying new things along with staple and favourite family recipes. I am not so good at clearing up though!

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  110. Stacey Carnell

    I love cooking but not so great a baking although I will try any recipe once <3

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  111. anthony harrington

    I am the cook of the house, we are vegetarian, I love cooking with vegetables.

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  112. Caroline H

    I really like cooking. I have a range of healthy meals I can do in my sleep if time is tight that are simple, quick but taste good and with a bit more time I love trying out new recipes, usually mediterranean and middle eastern.

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  113. Alison Joyce

    I love cooking a mix of old and new recipes and often try out new dishes. We have our family favourites like roasts which I cook every week but I never cook the same meals every week.

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  114. Lee Ritson

    I’m a terrible cook. I use youtube videos as a guide haha. I’m slowly learning though.

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  115. Lorraine Tinsley

    I’m not a bad cook when I can be bothered, two kids and working full time plus my mum cooks a lot and delivers it to me!

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  116. Rebecca Owen

    I tend to cook quite instinctively, chucking a bit of this in, a bit of that in, and usually it ends up pretty tasty.

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  117. lucy ferguson

    I’m a frugal cooking fanatic! i love recipes that are healthy, vegetarian, kind to my wallet and that are so tasty ill have the leftovers for lunch. I use my slow cooker and pressure cooker to save time and money too!

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  118. Naz M

    I love cooking, I love trying new recipes out and trying to experiment in the kitchen too. My father is a chef, so I don’t know if I’m good as him, but he likes my food so that’s a plus, wish I had his knife skills though!

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  119. Ruth Tesdale

    I mostly use a recipe but I give anything a go especially one pot and curry recipes.

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  120. Joanna Smith

    I’m a “throw it in the pot” cook! Luckily the vast majority of my recipes turn out really well!

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  121. helen tovell

    I love to cook and like to spend time cooking from scratch and introducing my family to new flavours. I also love to bake but don’t do it too often of I could get rather large

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  122. ros lewis

    I love most types of cooking, but my all time favourite is Chinese, I even love all the chopping and prep work too.

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  123. Jo Carroll

    I’m what you might call an enthusiastic ‘experimenter’ where more goes wrong than right but when it clicks the magic really happens 🙂 I believe in adding a little bit of fun to my cooking experience.

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  124. Peter simmons

    I’m like Gordon Ramsey apart from being able to cook. If swearing at the hob and ingredients made for a good meal I’d have a couple of Michelin stars.

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  125. Ali Thorpe

    I’m tentatively enthusiastic; confident with what I know and keen to try new recipes within reason.

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  126. irene gilmour

    I traditional things like stew , shepherds pie , stoves , mince and tatties , but hubby loves to cook new things and we love trying them all

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  127. Ashobi Finni

    I am an improvisational cooker! I love to create ‘on the spot’ recipes using ingredients I have in my kitchen and have created some of my signature meals and sauces this way 🙂

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  128. lynn savage

    I consider myself quite a good cook. I like to be adventurous and try new recipes all the time, especially recipes from other countries. I would love a bigger kitchen with bigger worktops and space to keep my gadgets, i definitely do ‘clean as you go’ as there’s no space to leave things out.

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  129. Joanne Mapp

    I am a bit of a renegade cook. I find it impossible to follow a recipe without adding my own ‘twist’. Sometimes this produces amazing results, but it can also end in disaster, particularly with cake baking!

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  130. Donata

    I am sort of a hit and miss cook. Some things I cook really well and sometimes it all goes wrong.

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  131. Tina glover

    I’m a messy cook and I have to follow recipes to the latter. I’m no good at experimenting!! I’m a pretty good cook overall though I try my hand at anything

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  132. Becky Duffy

    I wouldn’t say I’m a great cook, but I do really enjoy cooking and always like to learn something new! I love being in the kitchen but my partner does too and is actually an overall better cook than me so we do like to cook together, which normally works out pretty well (most of the time) 🙂

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  133. Gemma Massey

    I would say I’m an experimental cook I love to try new recipes and foods, I generally don’t measure exact I’m more freestyle. I love cooking steak, stir frys curries, spagetti and adding spices. I also love cutting onions peppers etc.

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  134. kimberley ryan

    I love cooking, I am an organised cook, who likes everything set out and weighed/measured before hand.

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  135. Hannah Smith

    I’m quite an organised cook, I like to get everything prepared and then begin cooking. I do have a habit of adding random ingredients as I go too though!

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  136. lyn west

    I always cook with fresh ingredients as I have a large family that are all still at home but I do like quick, easy and uncomplicated. As soon as I see a list of too many required ingredients it puts me off a new recipe

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  137. Sandra Clarke

    I’m not a particularly good cook but I do have to do more now since my son was diagnosed as coeliac so I have to cook gluten free.

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  138. Tracy Ashwin

    I am a messy cook, I use every utensil and bowl/pan going. Drives my hubby crazy but I love cooking and experimenting too.

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  139. Jade

    I like to try out a new recipe every month or so. I don’t really manage to come up with my own ideas. I’m always looking for inspiration. I end up trying a recipe a few times until I get it right or adapt it to suit us.

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  140. Alex Brownlee

    I am an experimental cook, I never follow any recipes, i just make it up

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  141. Sarah Gray

    Im an experimental cook. I dont follow recipes, I just gather ideas and throw things together. Sometimes its great, sometimes its not, but its always fun.

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  142. Yvonne Hannah

    I’ve always been quite traditional with my cooking , but having been retired over a year and been on a few cruises and frequented ‘posh ‘ hotels / restaurants since the children have flown the nest ,
    I have been inspired to become more adventurous.

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  143. amy bondoc

    i love to cook however not super good at it so id say im an experimental cook 🙂

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  144. kim neville

    I am not a beginner or an expert on cooking but somewhere in the middle. I like to try a different recipe every so often on the family.

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  145. Alica

    I am an adventurous cook! I like to try new things and make things up as I go along. I really enjoy cooking and experimenting 🙂

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  146. Emily Hutchinson

    I love to invent meals out of whatever I can find in the cupboard. Making a meal out of ‘nothing’ is really satisfying and it saves money too

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  147. Julie Booth

    I am a leftover surprise Queen. I like making amazing surprisingly good dinners with leftovers.

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  148. Lizzy T

    I’m a variable cook – a keen amateur with moments of inspiration, though often I like to have a recipe to follow, or at least as a starting point!

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  149. Melissa Manning

    I’m a much better cook than I used to be! I actually plan meals ahead now and love to cook from scratch, and despite still having the odd mishap every now and again it hasn’t put me off yet!

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  150. Mandie Wright

    I’m a more experimental cook now that my children are older and willing to try new meals though they still say my food is like a bush tucker trial!

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  151. Kristy Brown

    I’m a bit slap dash in the kitchen, although all my meals are made from scratch. I blame the busy working mum role as on days where I don’t have to rush around I can concentrate wholly on a meal and not make amess

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  152. Hayley Mulgrove

    I like quite spicy food and put chillies in anything i can lol i like easy street food that dose not take long to cook and i like it fresh x

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  153. Stephanie Coals

    Messy and traditional! I tend to stick to the same tried and tested receipes and flavours because i know they work… nothing more soul destroying to have spent ages on a new idea and for it to taste disgusting.

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  154. Sarah S

    I’m a slightly resentful cook, slightly miffed that it’s ALWAYS my job to cook!

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  155. Susan B

    I am a lazy cook and getting lazier by the day. Shameful for a trained home economist but I grew to dislike cooking when I had to do it every night after a long day at work and a long commute. I have only just begun to enjoy cooking again though only a few main courses for guests and my own soup in winter.

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  156. sharon smith

    I’m an experimental cook, love trying out new ideas and seeing how they work

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  157. Annabel Greaves

    I am a basic cook who likes to stick to the recipes but I wish I had the confidence to be more adventurous xx

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  158. Jodie Hailstone

    I like to experiment when cooking never use a recipe book so every meal is different and interesting. Always looking for exciting new ingredients to use and love new gadgets

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  159. Nicola Battensby

    I’m a very traditional style cook; love to make filling family meals such as lasagne, roast dinners, stews, pastas. Also slowly learning to utilise my slow cooker to taking into account I am a full time working mum!

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  160. melanie crumpton

    I believe myself to be a good cook, I always cook from scratch and like experimenting

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  161. Chantel L

    I’m an old-school cook! Mainly preparing & cooking traditional roasts, soups, salads .. I need to try new things.

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  162. Kim Wallace

    I like to cook but to enjoy I need time not to be rushed. Usually I am not very adventurous have about 5-6 staple meals I cook, such as chilli, spagehettti bolognase. But I love to collect cook books

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  163. Kamila Y.

    I’m disaster – kitchen looks like after bomb explosion when I finish my cooking.

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  164. Angie Hoggett

    I’m more of a baker, I like to bake but cooking I’m more of a rigid follower of a recipe than an experimental cook!

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  165. Samantha Atherton

    I like to try new recipes but I often have to tweek them so the whole family will eat the same meal.

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  166. Mia

    I love good food, so I’ve made the effort to learn. I wouldn’t say that I’m amazing, but I’m doing my best to give my family a healthy and nutritious meal. I’m always trying out new things do, which sometimes turns out super yummy and sometimes.. well, they end up in the bin.

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  167. Adrian Bold

    I’m *terrible* in the kitchen. If it doesn’t fit under a grill, in the toaster or in the microwave – then I’m out.

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  168. michelle thompson

    i try and cook best i can inbetween work , im not the most inventive, but i do love cooking from scratch when i can

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  169. Paula Phillips

    I am a basic cook, I’m capable of cooking most dishes but usually stick to the same easy recipes.

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  170. Kelly cooper

    I am a family cook and use lots of fresh fruit and veg and get the kids involved in the baking with lots of fun utensils to make cookies and cakes

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  171. Lisa Wilkinson

    I used to spend ages in the kitchen trying new recipes and equipment. Then I had a child. I now cook as quick, healthy family favourites as she is constantly under my feet asking me to play for her.

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  172. sheila wilkinson

    I tend to look at ingredients and create something rather than planning or reading a recipe.I spend far less time cooking than I used to , favouring quick and easy meals with good ingredients rather than long complicated skillful dishes.

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  173. Christina Brown

    I’m a pretty good cook I’d like to think 🙂 I love cooking spicy food but I try lots of different cuisines and love to discover new foods I’ve not tried before

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  174. Daisypickles

    I love cooking and baking and I’ll try anything. I go through phases where it’s all Asian food, then all slow-cooked BBQ meat then on to the next craving. I love baking cupcakes, cakes, bread….it’s my favourite way to waste time lol!

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  175. Richard Eldred Hawes

    I am a fairly competent cook, I tend to use recipes if I have people for Lunch or Dinner but when on my own Idon’t bother with recipes

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  176. nicola ithell

    I’m a hopeless cook in the kitchen. I have all these recipe books but never get round to making anything but cottage pie, spag bol or stew.lol.

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  177. kate andrews

    I’m self taught and have a few key recipes that I coo, I like to cook extra so that when i don’t have a lot of time I can reheat something, I would like to be more experimental in the kitchen but I tend to stick to the recipes

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  178. Jessica Hutton

    I am a messy cook. I’m not sure how I manage it but the kitchen is totally trashed by the time I’m finished. I put it down to still learning haha xx

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  179. Jocelynne Harrison

    I like to experiment. I was trained as a chef in college but didn’t pursue it. I still love to cook and try different things

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  180. Elizabeth Gurney

    I am a follow the recipe to every detail kind of person – but along with that it makes me the messiest cook! I’m very clumsy!

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  181. Lesley

    I tend to stick to what I know my family like. It was my new year’s resolution to try a new recipe at least once a month but I failed already last month. Maybe I should hurry up and try 2 this month to make up for it! 🙂

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  182. Sue Dorking

    I’m a chaotic cook, not very good at following recipes so I tend to look at what I’ve got in the fridge and cupboards and start from there!

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  183. Sinead ORourke

    I love cooking, I always make my pasta from scratch and I am always baking something in the kitchen.

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  184. Susan Race

    I’m a messy cook and an experimental cook! I never follow recipes properly, or measure quantities out accurately, I’m always making it up as I go along and tasting it along the way! It works though, most things I cook turn out fine 🙂

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  185. Joanne Blunt

    I’m an okay cook but I meticulously follow recipes. I’m not very inventive.

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  186. Fiona jk42

    What kind of cook am I? Terrible. I once burned a boiled egg by leaving it for hours until the water had boiled away and our flat was permeated with a smell like burned rubber. I leave all the cooking to my husband, who is a fabulous cook. He can follow elaborate recipes, or invent dishes using leftovers. Best of all, he enjoys cooking and is always happy when I ask him to make a meal for me and the kids.

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  187. Maddy

    I’m an enthusiastic experimenter! I never make the same pasta sauce or quiche twice as it all depends what’s in the fridge or veggie rack!

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  188. claire little

    I’m terrible! as my husband says I burn water, but he’s really good.

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  189. Patricia Avery

    I love cooking and baking. I learned a lot from my grandma and mum and enjoy nothing better than using recipes that have been handed down but tweaking them 🙂

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  190. Diane Duggan

    I like to measure ingredients by hand to save time and use shortcuts like frozen chopped onions.

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  191. Dawn

    Well I like cookery books and start off with a recipe but then look in the fridge and see what needs using up and it all goes a bit wappy!

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  192. Jayne B

    I like to cook a variety of things from scratch. I wouldn’t say I’m a great cook but I can follow a recipe

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  193. Jamie Millard

    i’m a safe cook, relying overly on the regular and staple meals. I do like to experiment a little with spicing. homemade pizzas and pastas are my current trend.

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  194. Kerry Hedges

    I love to cook and try different recipes. I enjoy cooking one pot meals and using the slow cooker where I can throw everything in, also i’m loving the sweet potato and kale trend at the moment and didn’t realise how delicious they taste.

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  195. Pete

    My wife says I’m an “American in WW2” Cook. She says this is because I stand around watching, then come in, (“Interfering” she calls it :O !) at the last minute and take credit for the success!

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  196. JULIE CAMM

    I love cooking, but never seem to quite hit the mark with my efforts, unless it’s something quite basic. I enjoy trying new recipes even so!

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  197. Ellen Sheppard

    I am a by the book cook, I don’t have a natural flair for cooking so recipe books are my best friend! As long as I have a recipe, I’ll try anything 🙂

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  198. Melanie Burton

    I am a lazy cook. I tend to do things the easy way eg microwave rice, although I do cook from scratch. I never usually follow a recipe and just guess the measurements.

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  199. Dee

    I am an experimental cook – love trying out new recipes, sometimes modifying existing ones to suit my mood and sometimes coming up with some new based on what is in the kitchen cupboard!

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  200. Ireena

    Love cooking, but not the most organised. Have definitely been guilty of only reading part of recipe and then finding some crucial instructions at the end!

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  201. Laura White

    I’m a kitchen control freak so it tends to only be me that cooks at home. I love cooking from scratch: anything from curry to a roast.

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  202. AG

    I’m a bloomin’ terrible cook! I even managed to burn garlic bread in ten minutes! Fortunately my hubs is a decent to good cook, and often my sister-in-law invites us over for foodie nights! I’m an okay baker though so I repay her in cakes!

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  203. Rebecca Mercer

    I love to cook wholesome family meals, my kids thing im a great cook so must be doing something right. Just starting to experiment with new ingrediants

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  204. Knoena Hussey

    Im what you call a bit of a try it and see cook. I get an idea then add to it as I go along.

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  205. Debbie

    I love cooking different recipes, and get bored with every day cooking. My husband interfers as he too likes to cook; but he is much better at using herbs and spices….. as he says ‘its all to do with the nose’.

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  206. Tina Cleveland

    I am generally tradiional but mainly because my kids are very picky and don’t like spicy food. When I am just cooking for my husband I like to cook Chinese or anything spicy and exciting. I don’t like to measure and I like to play and experiment.

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  207. Val Pownall

    I’m quite organised and love experimenting when I’ve got the time. Love trying new things, going off-recipe, and making things up as I go along. Been cooking for my family for over 30 years so have had lots of practice, and come from a long line of ‘proper’ cooks.Now teaching my little granddaughters new skills and passing on the traditions.

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  208. Lisa Mcalley

    i am a rubbish cook, but i am learning as it was save me a fortune with 3 kids to feed xx

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  209. George Worboys Wright

    A little experimental but not too weird. I enjoy trying new recipes and making them up!

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  210. Vicky Robinson

    I love baking – especially cakes and bread. Generally I have a few dishes that I mix up and change about. If I do anything fancy or different, then I grab a book

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