Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 2/13/13: Cook or Baker?

The P-Mag editors once passed around the idea that folks are usually either a cook or a baker, with limited crossover. 

I’m firmly in the baker camp. I will make cookies, cakes, pies, and sticky buns with gusto, but I get cranky if I have to cook anything more complicated than macaroni and cheese.

What about you, readers? Are you a cook, a baker, or that rare kitchen unicorn, both?

Several plates and platters filled with doughnuts, tarts, cakes, and other baked goods.
I want to eat all these things.

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By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

10 replies on “Lunchtime Poll 2/13/13: Cook or Baker?”

Actually, now that I think about it, it’s my husband who is more likely to make bread now. And he’s one of those strange baker-types that rarely look at a recipe and yet it still comes out good. His pizza crusts are awesome (hint: use real sugar coke or pepsi. Or cheap champagne!)

Yay rare kitchen unicorn! I am a mean cook in the kitchen (mean as in good, not mean as in I will verbally abuse you while I am cooking) and I have been a wicked good baker since my mom let me have measuring cups. But rarely do the two mix in the same day, oddly. I think my dual skill comes from the fact that my mom is an amaaaaaazingly good cook, but she is not at all a baker. So she always gave me that title because I liked baking and it gave me something to do. But I also managed to pick up a lot of her cooking skillz at the same time. (Hint: butter. always butter.) Double-win for me!

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