Cooking a meal is a huge responsibility and home cooks would agree. Right from the starters to the dessert, there is something so satisfying about cooking an elaborate meal from scratch. We often feel a moment of anxiety when we are presenting the dishes that we have prepared. Would people enjoy our cooking or would they not? Is it right to expect compliments for the elaborate meal you have cooked? If these are the questions running through your mind, trust us you are not alone. A recent Twitter thread has chronicled this very feeling in words. The post has gone viral and has made many cooks across the world relate to it. Take a look:
my love language is cooking elaborate meals screaming at everyone to get out of the kitchen then loudly announcing the food was NOT MY BEST and waiting for compliments— Lily Sullivan (@LilyYily) March 20, 2022
The tweet was shared by user @LilyYily on Monday, 21st March. It has received much appreciation, garnering over 379k likes and 47k retweets. "My love language is cooking elaborate meals screaming at everyone to get out of the kitchen then loudly announcing the food was NOT MY BEST and waiting for compliments," wrote the user in her tweet.
Keeping expectations low while cooking and then expecting compliments was an idea that struck a chord with so many home chefs. "I can't describe how happy I am right now, knowing I'm not alone," wrote one user in the comments while another said, "I am called out in the most accurate way. Yes, I have done this!"
Take a look at the reactions and responses to this hilarious tweet:
I do the complete opposite. I make awful food and brag about it.— Throbbin Williams (@Julius__Pleezer) March 20, 2022
My mom and grandma used to do this. I asked mom why and she let me in on their cooking secret: “The best spice is low expectations.“— Troy Armand Barboza (@TroyBarboza) March 21, 2022
I always lose my appetite by the time I'm done cooking a big meal too. Idk what it is but it never fails.— Ashley (@AA_GeminiMoon) March 21, 2022
“It could've used one more minute in the oven, but thanks.” “Needs 1/4 tsp more salt doesn't it?”— s. streight (@onomatopoeiapow) March 20, 2022
I think my father's love language was telling my mother that every meal was the best he'd ever tasted, sometimes twice a day if she made lunch, and if that lunch was leftovers, he'd say "it tastes even better the second day!"— CharlieMado (@CharlieMado) March 21, 2022
Do you resonate with the idea of fishing for compliments after cooking an elaborate meal? Tell us about your thoughts in the comments below.
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