20 December 2010

Suffering From An Irrational Fear of Cooking?

Do you, or someone you know, suffer from CPD (Culinary Performance Dysfunction)? What is CPD? It is the aversion to cooking, in a kitchen, anything besides microwave burritos or jarred spaghetti.

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People who have CPD have an irrational fear that they can't use culinary techniques to crank out a fabulous tasting meal. People with CPD, when faced with cooking, in the kitchen, conjure up horrible disasters that will unfurl if they attempt a recipe. 

Ingredient experimentation is a extreme anxiety trigger for people suffering CPD. It is far worse that attempting to follow a recipe.

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, there is help. As Shakespeare mused:  "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." The mind is a powerful tool, which can be both helpful and damning. But CPD sufferers can overcome their aversion to the culinary world. Exposure is the key.

In a recent article published by Globe and Mail (see "Cooking as Therapy"), Julia Belluz, delves into the emotional and psychological healing aspects that cooking affords those who are open to the subtle nuances found in participating in the simple acts of prepping, creating and presenting their food.

A wonderful cookbook that I feel can bridge the gap between "aspiring" to be successful in the kitchen, but fearing it,  and actually being successful, is Entertain Like a Gentleman, by David Harap. 

This cookbook while geared for the testosterone set (i.e men), can be a nice addition to any cooking library. David presents the recipes and contents of  this cookbook in a very logical manner.

David Harap gently eases the reader into entertaining and cooking, with the first section entitled "Entertaining 101", which gives tips on stress-free entertaining, tools, metric conversions, and even talks about the 10 assumptions of all recipes.


The next 15 sections are devoted to assembling, cooking and creating a mood in 15 different entertaining scenarios:

  • Scotch Tasting Affair
  • Super-bowl / March Madness
  • Cheese and Wine Party
  • The Initial Flame (grilling)
  • Pool Party
  • Tailgating in Style
  • Oktoberfest
  • Cooking With Kiddos
  • Double Date Night
  • Romantic Dinner (Spring/Summer)
  • Romantic Dinner Another Night (Fall/Winter)
  • Breakfast in Bed
  • Brunch with the In-laws
  • Cocktail Party Finger Food
  • Poker Night With The Boys
Each of the 15 sections include tasty, innovative recipes which include appetizers, entrées with complimenting sides, and a delicious dessert to complete the themed experience. 

The recipes are written in an easy to understand fashion, intended to help aid in a less-stressful entertaining experience.  Included in the book are shopping and equipment lists, with blank pages  after every section to allow you to jot down thoughts or notes - making Entertain Like a Gentleman perfect for the cooking inept or the seasoned culinary traveler.

So hopefully when you are looking to find gifts this season, think of those who suffer from CPD, and try to  enable them, into the culinary world, which they fear so well. Encourage them, and give them the tools to inspire confidence. But over all, be supportive.












The view expressed here are mine & mone alone. I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Parent Reviewers. I received a "proof copy" of Entertain Like a Gentleman, so that I could provide my honest feedback. Please read more about Renaissance Culinaire's Disclosure Policy.

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12:48 PM, December 21, 2010 Reply  

Personally i like Pool Party, Oktoberfest and Romantic Dinner Another Night (Fall/Winter) with my gf.

11:21 PM, December 21, 2010 Reply  

I appreciate this

2:53 AM, December 22, 2010 Reply  

I had no idea about the existence of CPD - Culinary Performance Dysfunction. I do not thing I do know people who have this dysfunction. But it is good to now, I will know it from now on...

10:00 AM, December 22, 2010 Reply  

Wow, I never thought there is something called Culinary Performance Dysfunction. I have enjoyed cooking all my life. My grandmother taught me how to cook when I was 6 and from that time on, I have been trying to experiment anything that can be eaten. This is a great post about this cooking talent-threat. Thanks

Eric

1:06 AM, December 23, 2010 Reply  

The best way to avoid CPD is to believe yourself and take decision according to your personal experience and perceptions.

2:00 AM, December 23, 2010 Reply  

Good info, do you know where I can find out a little more about this, thanks for sharing it.

2:40 AM, December 23, 2010 Reply  

As soon as you said ingredient experimentation I knew you were talking about my sister who definitely has CPD. Even though "Entertain Like a Gentleman" looks like a book made more for men, I think this cookbook would be great for my sister.

Thanks for the link to the book and I will definitely try to make sure I get this book in my sister's hands before she starts experimenting with ingredients again.

5:13 AM, December 23, 2010 Reply  

It's so tough to encounter right information on the blog. I really loved reading this post. It has strengthen my faith more. You all do such a great job at such Concepts... can't tell you how much I,I want to thank you for this informative read, I really appreciate sharing your post

10:55 AM, December 23, 2010 Reply  

I never thought there is something called Culinary Performance Dysfunction but cooking is my favorite any way thankx
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I had no idea there was such a thing called, "Culinary Performance Dysfunction." It's pretty unfortunate because I think cooking is a great way to bond with your family, friends and loved ones. You get to express your creativity and it's just simply care-free; at least for me it is. Thanks for the words of encouragement; hopefully these tips you gave out with come in handy! Happy holidays!

12:35 PM, December 23, 2010 Reply  

thanks , I really loved reading this post.

6:21 PM, December 23, 2010 Reply  

I really love that quote from Shakespeare. Although I don't have self doubt in cooking, I have it in other areas. If you have a good cookbook it's easy to master the art of cooking.

1:37 AM, December 24, 2010 Reply  

My friend has this Culinary Performance Dysfunction, because she never tried to cook something
Better she take a pizza and resolve the starving problem .

3:45 AM, December 24, 2010 Reply  

Great list. Many thanks for sharing this resource

12:28 AM, December 25, 2010 Reply  

This article is verey usefull. Thanks man...

3:15 AM, December 25, 2010 Reply  

These tips you gave out with come in happy holidays.These strategy is the best way to avoid Culinary Performance Dysfunction. CPD is to believe yourself and take decision according to your personal experience.

3:30 AM, December 25, 2010 Reply  

I think a lot of recipes in the applicable tariff is very important details are hidden, and unfortunately does not look like something to eat.

10:09 PM, December 25, 2010 Reply  

CPD? Now it is a disease?!

I do hope my hesitancy in cooking is not CPD. I like to think that it's just lack of confidence that what I will come up with is not good.

I do not want to be sentenced to a gastronomic life of takeout counters & food deliveries. It is unhealthy, not to mention, not earth-friendly.

8:48 AM, December 26, 2010 Reply  

I have never heard anything like that before. Thanks for the information, my family love to cook and hopefully, it never happens to any of us!

enjoyed reading this post..CPD (Culinary Performance Dysfunction) is new to me thanks for the share

3:20 AM, December 27, 2010 Reply  

Nice Post, thanks

11:20 AM, December 27, 2010 Reply  

That is awesome post. it's very informative and helpful for me. thank you very much for sharing this. I really appreciate you effort.

9:40 PM, December 27, 2010 Reply  

Thanks, your article is good.

11:53 PM, December 27, 2010 Reply  

thank you man. good writting

12:46 AM, December 28, 2010 Reply  

Yes you are right. I have seen many who suffer from CPD allthrough they are well cook. I think lack of confidence is major factors involved in it. Nice post.

4:21 AM, December 28, 2010 Reply  

Didn't know my disease was called CPD !. Well now I know.
As mentioned in the article "Cooking as Therapy" I do agree with Ms.Saadat that cooking can be a very creative experience.

5:26 AM, December 28, 2010 Reply  

The fear of making someone sick with their food, the food being inedible, the food looking bad, the fear of the cooking process or even the fear of the recipe itself.You get to express your creativity and it is just simply care free.

9:53 PM, December 28, 2010 Reply  

I think I am one of those with this dysfunction. It's not that I don't want to be a good cook I am just terrible at it. But I am not going to let that stop me, I have been practicing on my husband and making some incremental improvements. So I am happy with that.

10:26 PM, December 28, 2010 Reply  

It is the art of cooking.A phobia is an irrational fear and phobophobia is the fear of phobias so it is essentially the fear of fears.

2:24 AM, December 29, 2010 Reply  

I have a friend who has irrational fear that she will burn the food while cooking alone. While I love cooking, this book can be useful for many.

4:36 AM, December 29, 2010 Reply  

thank you for your post, i never knew CPD even existed!

11:36 AM, December 29, 2010 Reply  

Thanks , I really loved reading this article

11:48 AM, December 29, 2010 Reply  

Thank you for sharing this! I found a few interesting sites here

11:55 AM, December 29, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for sharing this information your blog is good you use good and easy information

6:58 PM, December 29, 2010 Reply  

Siempre es bueno estar actualizado gracias y sigan publicando

7:32 PM, December 29, 2010 Reply  

este tema es muy interesante en este momento en todo el mundo y no muy popular pero mas comun de lo que parece

11:38 PM, December 29, 2010 Reply  

I have a personal saying that if you know how to read, how to count then you shouldn't have any problems to cook.

3:59 AM, December 30, 2010 Reply  

HA! Brilliant post, my girlfriend suffers from this (undiagnosed!) but luckily I do all of the cooking!

Thanks, Danny.

12:56 AM, December 31, 2010 Reply  

My experience in cooking is not too much. I am a learner..........By your experienced explanations, I am very much impressed and decided to be increased my will power and don't fear on any difficult occasion..........Thanks for guidance....!

5:44 AM, December 31, 2010 Reply  

CPD Virus in cooking maniac....
CPD influens me when my mother coking with my wife....because my wife not confidence about his cooking.......

Becareful CFD get Influence in You Kitcen........

9:30 AM, December 31, 2010 Reply  

I know a lot of people that suffer from the infamous "CPD". I find the best way around this is to enjoy a nice glass of red wine before you cook which relaxes you and puts you in the mood to let your creative juices flow!

J.D

1:18 AM, January 01, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for the nice post.Its long time since I read a useful post like this.I'll bookmark it and read again.

3:41 AM, January 02, 2011 Reply  

I didn't thought there exist a term culinary performance dysfunction but it's good to know. I know few people who doesn't know how to cook and don't want to give it a try for all reasons they have. But as you have said, it only needs exposure and may I add, constant practice. I like the book, I'm not really good in cooking and would like to learn new things when it comes to preparing foods. Thanks for sharing.

11:48 AM, January 02, 2011 Reply  

I always avoid cooking. It never came to my mind that it could be due to a fear of cooking up a disaster :P I'm going to beat my CPD.

5:06 PM, January 02, 2011 Reply  

Hi,

Maybe this CPD thing is a plot made up by chefs to make people believe that they cannot cook better than those that we see on TV :-)

José

4:29 AM, January 03, 2011 Reply  

This irrational fear of cooking is an exceptional suffer, not found in many but a horrible one i must say.

3:33 PM, January 03, 2011 Reply  

It's so tough to encounter right information on the blog.

7:03 PM, January 03, 2011 Reply  

nice info here thanks

7:06 PM, January 03, 2011 Reply  

i never hear bout CPD
thanks for ur info

10:05 PM, January 03, 2011 Reply  

Now this fear is changed into a disease in many, just believe in yourself and you will not suffer from this disease.

1:20 AM, January 04, 2011 Reply  

Your article is very interesting and lovely.

7:00 AM, January 04, 2011 Reply  

thanks for your article

8:41 PM, January 04, 2011 Reply  

Thank you very much for sharing this. This is absolutely a wonderful and interesting post! I always love to read about new fads in cooking and you certainly educated us well on CPD (never heard of it before!). Keep it up!

12:42 PM, January 05, 2011 Reply  

Not a lot of people know that there is such thing CPD. I remember my teacher talking about it in culinary arts.

8:08 PM, January 05, 2011 Reply  

What about the people like me who aren't afraid to experiment but their food usually tastes like they've taken "experimenting" a little too far? :)I'd love to have a diagnosis for that! Thanks for your post.

8:51 PM, January 05, 2011 Reply  

I really loved reading this post. I like this paragraph "So hopefully when you are looking to find gifts this season, think of those who suffer from CPD, and try to enable them, into the culinary world, which they fear so well. Encourage them, and give them the tools to inspire confidence. But over all, be supportive." It is so inspiring me. I will book mark your blog

9:35 PM, January 05, 2011 Reply  

i dont really have any idea that there is such thing called us "Culinary Performance Dysfunction." Good thing i dont have that. i like it on how you come up with your article adding the book in help for those who suffer CPD. more power to you cooking career.

8:28 AM, January 06, 2011 Reply  

Oh well this story is really amazing or I may say interesting, thanks for sharing such a nice post.

11:40 AM, January 06, 2011 Reply  

What a wonderful post! I must admit that I do have an aversion to cooking but most of my problem stems from my wife's dislike of my cooking! Oh well, it is nice to know that there is a book geared to help men like myself who need a logical step by step guide. Thanks for such a wonderful post.

Jim
7:10 PM, January 06, 2011 Reply  

Thanks a sharing a great article for us of course for me.

12:14 AM, January 07, 2011 Reply  

That's so cute and lovely, thanks for sharing such a nice post, I would like to say a big thanks to you for sharing such a nice picture with us.

3:39 PM, January 07, 2011 Reply  

I have heard CPD for the first time. As quoted from a well-known person, if there's a voice telling you that you shouldn't cook, then by all means cook, and that voice will be silenced. Cooking is a joyous thing to do and one shouldn't be afraid of experimenting and going beyond his limit. Thanks for the post!

4:34 PM, January 07, 2011 Reply  

I've experience it too. I studied culinary arts, I love cooking so much, and I am proud I have a skills. But we cannot avoid this so called CPD.

7:21 PM, January 07, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for writing such a good article, I stumbled onto your blog and read a few post. I like your

10:00 PM, January 07, 2011 Reply  

Been following your blog for 3 days now and i should say i am starting to like your post. and now how do i subscribe to your blog?

10:24 AM, January 08, 2011 Reply  

I guess there's a disorder for everything these days but CPD just doesn't sound real to me.

Can you really be afraid of cooking? I can see not liking it, maybe because you aren't good at it, or don't like the time involved, but afraid really?

12:05 PM, January 08, 2011 Reply  

Good thread very informative article

5:48 AM, January 09, 2011 Reply  

I like the title of your post. Suffering from an Irrational Fear of Cooking. I am not your regular visitor but after reading this post, I subscribed to your blog

10:38 PM, January 09, 2011 Reply  

funny fear about cooking...its not difficult to teach about it...I want to say about your blog you took interesting topic of conversation I have recent visit on your blog but want to subscribe it forever...nice post!!!

2:19 AM, January 10, 2011 Reply  

CPD i dont know that Cpd exist until now. Well im just glad that somehow i know how to cook some good foods.

2:21 AM, January 10, 2011 Reply  

Suffering from irrational fear of cooking, I didn't know anything about CPD is it a failure or, illness state of mind, as i am reading this site i have learn a lot of lesson about it.

7:45 AM, January 10, 2011 Reply  

I had no idea of CPD more I suffer from it. But you've inspired me, this evening will be definitely a kitchen evening where I will cook something to eat :)

12:48 PM, January 10, 2011 Reply  

I love to cook.

1:34 PM, January 10, 2011 Reply  

You do an excellent job. Really great and interesting post, I really like your blog. Thanks for posting and keep it up with the great job.

4:13 PM, January 10, 2011 Reply  

Culinary Performance Dysfunction i was not even aware the was such a disorder until i read this post thank you for enlightening me on the subject

4:34 PM, January 11, 2011 Reply  

Even though i have heard of cooking as a pass time or a hobby, this is the first time i am hearing cooking as a therapy. and even though i know much about cooking, i have never heard of this CPD before.

12:56 AM, January 12, 2011 Reply  

the best way to avoid CPD is to believe yourself and take decision according to your personal experience and perceptions.

3:25 AM, January 12, 2011 Reply  

Your article is Lovely, I Like it very much.

3:27 AM, January 12, 2011 Reply  

Thanks, your article is good.

5:02 AM, January 12, 2011 Reply  

very good information thanks

5:55 AM, January 12, 2011 Reply  

nice information thanx admin...

6:46 AM, January 12, 2011 Reply  

My wife seems to suffer from a form of this. She can bake really well (her cakes are to die for and have helped me become the 240lb behemoth I am today) but is insanely scared of any other type of cooking. Thankfully I love cooking but have never baked anything (aside from a potato) so we compliment each other pretty well.

3:43 AM, January 13, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for sharing such a nice post, I would like to thank you for that, keep sharing such nice stuff.

2:07 PM, January 13, 2011 Reply  

good site

3:04 AM, January 14, 2011 Reply  

I am very grateful to my family. My father specially for allowing me to experiment with anything cooking while young.

It is very important to get it wrong a lot. Cooking is trial and error extended for a very long term.

No one taught me how to cook and sometimes I feel I am a natural, but then I look at my years of absolute disasters and think to myself: Ah .. that is why. Long learning curve but one which I was never aware. I never had goals to become good in cooking.

Cooking is like learning how to talk, communicate. You never tell a child: 'gosh you really can't speak well now can you?'. You just allow the child to develop over long term, fearless and selfless in a way. Cooking is about giving joy to others.

Now anything with pastry. I don't know that. Need to learn soon!

4:49 AM, January 14, 2011 Reply  

Yes i agreed, i am also one of them but your post give me courage, thanks for your work.

2:14 PM, January 14, 2011 Reply  

I have the opposite problem in my relationship, it's my girlfriend that is a victim of CPD. Maybe they need to come out with a ladies' version.

1:27 AM, January 15, 2011 Reply  

I haven't heard or read about this Culinary Performance Dysfunction before. Your advice on how to overcome the CPD is a great help for people who are suffering it and for their love ones who wants to help them. The post is very interesting and informative.Thanks for sharing.

8:55 AM, January 15, 2011 Reply  

I dont know why you always have to post such amazing posts, to be true, I love the way you show us different techniques, although some of them quite hilarious but some are very efficient.

2:38 AM, January 16, 2011 Reply  

nice but i don't like cooking..ah...I admire what you have done here. I like the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the comments that this is working for you as well.

2:44 AM, January 16, 2011 Reply  

I'm really suffering of CPD...and that's not good at all. Soon I'm getting married and I'm afraid that my husband is going to... cause he's not "let's-go-out-for-dinner" type ...I don't even know what to think...but one thing is for sure - I must start cooking and these sections seem to be a real help. Thanks! Nice post!

4:22 AM, January 16, 2011 Reply  

Very Nice Top !!

12:20 AM, January 17, 2011 Reply  

I love cooking and it is really my passion to cook for my family and friends. I hope people who want to learn cooking also can read this post. Thank you for sharing.

thanks , I really loved reading this post.

8:44 AM, January 17, 2011 Reply  

verry nice info, keep posting

8:49 AM, January 17, 2011 Reply  

nice info, i hope you keep posting

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5:40 PM, January 17, 2011 Reply  

great post, nice :D

8:08 PM, January 17, 2011 Reply  

This was a very nice read about CPD with a lot of interesting information within. Awesome article by the author! Thanks for sharing this with us.

9:07 PM, January 17, 2011 Reply  

Nice Info
Tq FOr Posting this Great Info :-)

1:04 AM, January 18, 2011 Reply  

Enjoy with yummy dishes!!! Really very help to out from frustration with innovative recipes and easy to cook in very less time and less-stressful entertaining experience. Surely will try and make new taste to a family.

4:01 AM, January 18, 2011 Reply  

At first I thought it was a joke, didnt't know there was a such thing even called CPD hah!

I love to eat and cooking. i m always eat that food which is cooked by me.

1:18 AM, January 19, 2011 Reply  

How did you get to be this good? Its amazing to see someone put so much passion into a subject. I work the nightshift at my job and it really gets boring. I've been coming here for the previous couple nights and reading. I simply needed to let you know that I've been enjoying what I have seen and I look forward to reading more.

3:30 AM, January 19, 2011 Reply  

I am very please to read your articles about CDP. Before reading this article i couldnt understand what is CDP? thanks for share

6:37 AM, January 19, 2011 Reply  

Interesting facts made on your site, the majority of which I agree with. Recall seeing a similar blog which I will look to post. I will bookmark in any case I await your next insightful blog post

10:35 PM, January 19, 2011 Reply  

I love with cooking I don't have self doubt in cooking, I have it in other areas. If you have a good cookbook it's easy to master the art of cooking.

2:58 AM, January 20, 2011 Reply  

its the right time about the awareness of cooking.

3:45 AM, January 20, 2011 Reply  

CPD was a piece of information for me! i didn know anything of this sort exists. Good Post.

5:22 AM, January 20, 2011 Reply  

Happy to see this..A best gift to Mom that all recipes are written in an easy to understand fashion, intended to help aid in a less-stressful entertaining experience.

2:40 AM, January 21, 2011 Reply  

yours is an excellent cooking blog. one can have their culinary tastes tested here n improved. thanks for writing the post.

3:04 AM, January 21, 2011 Reply  

Good Post, thanks

4:30 AM, January 21, 2011 Reply  

A wonderful cook book that I feel can bridge the gap between aspiring to be successful in the kitchen, but fearing it and actually being successful with entertain.

5:00 AM, January 21, 2011 Reply  

nice information here thanks

8:25 AM, January 21, 2011 Reply  

Maybe their are some people have this kind of disorder, but not really certain about it. Its good to know then.

11:27 AM, January 21, 2011 Reply  

Haha!! I had never heard of CPD - Culinary Performance Dysfunction until now, but the person that you are describing sounds exactly like my wife. It's a good thing that my mother lives with us and handles all of the cooking.

This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses. Youve got a design here thats not too flashy, but makes a statement as big as what youre saying. Great job, indeed.

11:42 PM, January 23, 2011 Reply  

I never knew this existed but I do know my sister hates cooking, because she's scared of the oil and the fact that she might conjure something extraordinarily poisonous instead. :) Does that count as CPD? Thanks for this interesting article. I will let her read this. haha!

12:53 AM, January 24, 2011 Reply  

i do not know what is CPD,just do not want to cook,only want to eat ,

1:23 AM, January 24, 2011 Reply  

this is such a mouth watering blog. i am definitely going to try these out but im not sure whether it will turn out as good as this.

2:16 AM, January 24, 2011 Reply  

I never thought there is something called Culinary Performance Dysfunction. I have enjoyed cooking all my life. My grandmother taught me how to cook when I was 6 and from that time on, I have been trying to experiment anything that can be eaten.

2:46 AM, January 24, 2011 Reply  

Nice and interesting post. Thanks!

6:01 AM, January 24, 2011 Reply  

thank you man. good writting

7:25 PM, January 24, 2011 Reply  

Thank you for sharing, i know more about CPD.

2:11 AM, January 25, 2011 Reply  

I really loved reading this post.
Thanks.

10:25 AM, January 25, 2011 Reply  

While I don't suffer from CPD, I do own a copy of Entertain Like A Gentleman (Full disclosure: It was given to me as a gift by my S.O.) and I very much agree with your comments.

While it definitely leans towards the male end of entertaining (Scotch tasting and tailgating) I think it might work as in some ways as a window into the mind of men who like to entertain.

If you're a wife or girlfriend looking to throw your hubby or boyfriend a themed birthday party or you've just been put in charge of poker night, I think so long as he is on the less scruffy end of the male spectrum he would really get a kick out of some of the recipes and entertaining ideas in this book.

6:13 PM, January 25, 2011 Reply  

I think defining the line between laziness and a fear of cooking may be the distinguishing factor between buying someone a cookbook or calling the psych ward - respectively. Given how popular Food Network, Travel Channel, etc. are, it's hard to believe people are still afraid to cook. Interesting read!

12:18 AM, January 26, 2011 Reply  

Hello there! I never heard this term before and I'm very surprised about it. I love cooking but only if there's an occasion not to the extreme like CPD. Thank you so much for sharing this very informative article.

2:06 AM, January 26, 2011 Reply  

this really is a good writing and an informative post. thanks for sharing.

4:47 AM, January 26, 2011 Reply  

I find writing down to steps required before trying to prepare a meal, to use as a reference, helps keep one cool carm and relaxed. Useful article, thanks.

6:27 AM, January 26, 2011 Reply  

thanks for helpful post..u have good work

8:11 AM, January 26, 2011 Reply  

Amazing, simple but very deep words, keep sharing stuff that force to read it

9:21 AM, January 26, 2011 Reply  

Great article.

I have always loved cooking but think I must now be suffering from CPD.

I recently went back to the workforce after 11 years of caring for kids. When I was working at home I loved cooking dinner now it is all I can do to toss a frozen meal into the microwave!

10:16 AM, January 26, 2011 Reply  

"Culinary Performance Dysfunction" it is really interesting term

12:21 AM, January 27, 2011 Reply  

I had no idea that something like CPD existed. Thank you for making me aware of that, and I am happy that I do not suffer from this disease. I love cooking and am confidant of what I cook, whether it is following a recipe or experimenting with it.

1:50 AM, January 27, 2011 Reply  

For me it's always enjoyable and a pleasure to cook. It even makes me proud knowing that my loved ones appreciate the kind of food I prepare for them.

3:45 AM, January 27, 2011 Reply  

I have recently some time developed this irrational fear of other peoples cooking, especially if they are cooking somewhere other than

5:21 AM, January 27, 2011 Reply  

baik sekali. maju terus.. bahas soal Suffering From An Irrational Fear

6:58 AM, January 27, 2011 Reply  

suffering from an Irrational fear of cooking, not me atleast , I take 2 hours cooking everyday in kitchen experimenting always , I will bookmark your website now and use it always.

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7:23 AM, January 27, 2011 Reply  

Thanks , I really loved reading this article

7:04 PM, January 27, 2011 Reply  

I am just new to this kind of disorder.. Good thing you share great infos about CPD

4:59 AM, January 28, 2011 Reply  

the fear of the cooking process or even the fear of the recipe itself.You get to express your creativity and it is just simply care free.It's not that I don't want to be a good cook I am just terrible at it. But I am not going to let that stop me, I have been practicing on my husband and making some incremental improvements.

2:12 PM, January 28, 2011 Reply  

What a wonderful post! I must admit I have an aversion to the kitchen, but most of my problem is due to the chagrin of my wife in my kitchen! Well, it's good to know that it is a book for people like me need a logical step by step instructions help. Thank you for this wonderful post

10:12 AM, January 29, 2011 Reply  

Nice post.
Honestly I don't have any idea about your post.
But you look great and have a very good post.
Keep it

3:49 PM, January 29, 2011 Reply  

I know, every time I try new meals for family and friends, I can't help but getting a bit nervous. But, hey, it was worth the sweat, once thumbs up are given. For me cooking is a means to discover new realms - but is difficult to explain, especially to the kids who can survive on macaroni and cheese happily ever after...

5:02 AM, January 31, 2011 Reply  

Cooking is a joyous thing to do and one shouldn't be afraid of experimenting and going beyond his limit. Thanks for the post!

phi
10:44 AM, January 31, 2011 Reply  

I don't have a fear of cooking or CPD, I'm just plain bad at it. I always let things cook too long, forget ingredients, etc. Cooking truly is an art.

12:24 PM, January 31, 2011 Reply  

great post. sometimes even the scent of a kitchen makes me sick ....

8:11 AM, February 01, 2011 Reply  

I used to be in same situation, and then I decided to go to restaurant to eat :D
But my monthly budget went out of control, and with regular practice I could overcome the fear :)

12:32 PM, February 01, 2011 Reply  

Yep! My dad has it and he has been looking for a cure ever since!

9:44 PM, February 01, 2011 Reply  

Wow! i didn't know this. Its a good piece of information.

12:47 AM, February 02, 2011 Reply  

Yea, I am terrified of cooking myself, lol

12:54 AM, February 02, 2011 Reply  

I love cooking so much and even though I take most of my for work I take time from it to cook for my family. My mom taught several ways of cooking and I was not even familiar with Irrational Fear of Cooking. Thanks for sharing this article.

1:04 PM, February 03, 2011 Reply  

Love this post! So fun. I was afraid of cooking for a long time. I was sure I would kill my family with some sort of food poisoning! Baking I can do, love to do actually. But cooking was another thing. I eventually got over it but I still have a hard time trying new things!

3:43 PM, February 03, 2011 Reply  

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5:18 AM, February 04, 2011 Reply  

This is a great post. I can't believe they're giving names to lack of self-confidence in different areas now, but I love the article and the concept. Your blog is making me awfully hungry though. =D

-M

10:29 AM, February 04, 2011 Reply  

i have a fear of cooking....i dont want to do it because i don't think it will taste good...i have just started cooking a little bit....this will help me....CPD....that is a new disease.Loved reading this post.

11:52 PM, February 06, 2011 Reply  

I didn't know anything like CPD existed. It was really informative. Good Job.

Great article - you don't see many web savvy cooks out there. Great article, on a dofollow blob with over 100 quality comments? I am impressed, and tempted to buy the book!

9:09 PM, February 07, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for the Article, coz i like cooking.
Thanks Friend.

11:01 PM, February 07, 2011 Reply  

This is nice post. i like it. i didn't aware of this thing....
thanks for sharing cooking related info. i also like cooking...

12:05 AM, February 09, 2011 Reply  

CPD? Is there such a thing? Thanks for the info. I don't know if there is a thing called CPD, until I read this posts. Thanks more power to your blog.

1:16 AM, February 09, 2011 Reply  

This is Nice post.i love this your concept. thanks for sharing .

Thanks for this post. Actually I was not aware that there is something called culinary performance dysfunction. But I must say even I had the fear that I can never cool well but it was my friend who taught me A to Z of cooking. It all started with some simple dishes and slowly moved on with the complicated ones.

12:38 PM, February 09, 2011 Reply  

Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol.

7:34 PM, February 09, 2011 Reply  

Love this post.. it was really informative!;)

7:58 PM, February 09, 2011 Reply  

i love cooking, for me it's always enjoyable and a pleasure to cook.. Great article..

11:19 PM, February 09, 2011 Reply  

I have never heard anything like that before. Thanks for the information, my family love to cook and hopefully, it never happens to any of us!

7:48 AM, February 10, 2011 Reply  

It is so nice of you, to this great article.
Thanks once again.

10:16 AM, February 10, 2011 Reply  

This is a great post. I can't believe they're giving names to lack of self-confidence in different areas.

4:13 AM, February 14, 2011 Reply  

My culinary dysfunction arises from a fear less irrational than one might think.

Dom
2:40 AM, February 15, 2011 Reply  

This is a great read. I lived with someone at university who still can only use a microwave for cooking jobs around the house. I thought he was lazy but it could be CPD.

2:47 AM, February 15, 2011 Reply  

Very happy to have read this information. Again thank you and good luck.


Organic Baby

7:09 AM, February 15, 2011 Reply  

I'm afraind to cook something from my childhood till now. i should leave my home and stay alone but I will starve :) I have to share my house with somene who like cook.

7:17 AM, February 16, 2011 Reply  

great. . .^_^

2:06 PM, February 16, 2011 Reply  

great post! i really love this advice..

5:21 PM, February 17, 2011 Reply  

Great article. You wrote very informative and helpful tips. I also read you other post and also M coming back soon for more informative and attractive post's.

10:41 PM, February 17, 2011 Reply  

Great thinking about globalization issue . I appreciate with your blog fully,so give inform me when you have update your blog. Thanks

3:29 PM, February 21, 2011 Reply  

This looks like an excellent cookbook. I'm particularly interested in the scotch tasting :-P

1:58 AM, March 08, 2011 Reply  

Me too! I can cook only for omelette because I'm feared of fire! Poor me -*-

1:36 AM, March 15, 2011 Reply  

wow! Delicious menu. I like.

After reading your article, I think I’m a start cookin! I’m not a fan of culinary activities. I don’t think it is a CPD though, I think it is just not one of my interests. I didn’t know there is such anyway. But this article stirred my nosiness. Maybe it was the tempting recipes! Thanks!

4:05 AM, April 21, 2011 Reply  

This is very useful information. I need to say I love reading this article lots. It can help me to become better grasp about the confidence on cooking. It is all well and good written. I’ll definitely find this specific content incredibly intriguing. Thanks!

7:00 PM, April 22, 2011 Reply  

getting afraid of things is very bad rumour :)

11:59 PM, May 22, 2011 Reply  

Thank you very much for sharing this. This is absolutely a wonderful and interesting post! I always love to read about new fads in cooking and you certainly educated us well on CPD (never heard of it before!). Keep it up!

10:10 AM, May 31, 2011 Reply  

Wow, I have never heard of this before. This really is a habit that needs to be fixed if you or someone that you knows suffers from this ailment. My heart really goes out to people suffering from such troubles.

5:16 PM, June 11, 2011 Reply  

Thanks For Sharing
Nice Info

7:47 PM, June 17, 2011 Reply  

It's an nice blog, thanks for sharing this great information with the visitors.

3:14 AM, June 22, 2011 Reply  

Yummy food. I loved your post.

9:34 PM, June 27, 2011 Reply  

Love you take on the 'aversion to cooking', very good!

I'm going to send this link to a friend who definititely has culinary performance dysfunction so that he won't have an excuse anymore. Well done again!

1:22 AM, July 14, 2011 Reply  

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7:57 AM, October 12, 2011 Reply  

I did not know anyone who suffers CPD (Culinary Performance Dysfunction). I didn't like frying because I fear that the hot oil will cause me some blister or painful burns. But I could be able to cook egg, fried chicken, bake a pie and other stuff. Thanks for sharing the interesting article.

8:23 AM, October 21, 2011 Reply  

My mom always made a huge deal about cooking like it was super hard. When I started to cook for myself I found it pretty easy. It's amazing how many people don't know how to cook and it is an important skill. If you don't know how to cook then you eat out which wastes money and degrades your health. It's a pain to learn but once you do you feel a lot better because your independent.

8:36 PM, October 23, 2011 Reply  

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2:38 AM, October 27, 2011 Reply  

What an interesting concept: Culinary Performance Dysfunction, unfortunately i know a few who suffer from it:). But this books seems really, really cool. And I have to admit that only reading the 15 sections and i feel already inspired. Lovely!

4:38 PM, October 27, 2011 Reply  

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1:01 AM, November 22, 2011 Reply  

Love this post.. it was really informative!

3:03 AM, December 28, 2011 Reply  

nice post to keep reading on it, a beautiful eye catching post to read on.

7:50 AM, January 15, 2012 Reply  

Nice post. it was help my problem while cook.

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