CatKhan

219d

is it hard for other people with ADHD to learn to cook?

I have trouble with written direction and measurements. I find cooking tedious and not worth the pay off. if I cook for myself alone it's ok. but the pressure of serving others while not understanding or enjoying cooking is honestly painful.

Dysuria

Attention-Deficit Disorder

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  • Buggirlx

    219d

    It’s not hard for ADD people to learn anything but you have to really be motivated and generally enjoy cooking a lot and then it will be fun but if the task is like tedious boring or routine you just won’t be able to get through it that’s the way ADD works you have to find a way to make it fun

  • EatenByWormy

    218d

    Why not do something like follow along with a YouTube video? Mythical Kitchen has a lot of wild ones, but also lots of practical ones. They provide the written recipe, so you can collect your supplies beforehand.

  • HuntressShazala

    218d

    ADHD can come in handy at times. We can get what's called hyper focus (or something like that) where when we're interested in what we're doing and enjoy it we can get to where we just do any said activity for hours on end. Not everyone, but I've found that's how it is with me. Ya won't k ow unless ya try anyways at least

  • dream6284

    218d

    I have adhd and I've been cooking since I was 4

  • Shroom_Fairy

    218d

    I get joy from cooking and I learned when I was younger so I think if it's doesn't bring you joy it may be harder to learn but if it's something you enjoy I have faith that you'll be able to learn

  • E_belli

    218d

    It's easier to cook if you are motivated and interested. But if you don't care about it, it is much harder to concentrate on. Videos are helpful.

  • Basilius

    215d

    If you can afford it, see if there are any cooking classes in your area. Hands on teaching might work better for you.

    • CatKhan

      208d

      it's funny I work in a kitchen and I always learn better by just having someone physically show me. Like the person doesn't even need to know English.

  • Basilius

    215d

    I worked in a kitchen for 6 years. Food can be so darn fun or the most boring thing that I've ever had to endure. (Please keep your surfaces clean, your knives sharp, your hot foods over 140°f, your cool foods under 40°f, and your frozen foods under 32°f.) Make food interesting! Look up videos! Take classes! Read recipes! Watch fails! Try the thing!

    • Buggirlx

      211d

      most people have the food channel the Cooking Channel things like this that just come on regular TV that show different recipes all day the problem is is that translating that into actual real life is harder than just watching the program and the thing is because I have ADD I absolutely cannot concentrate on any of those cooking shows as soon as I turn them on I immediately zone out and my brain shuts down.

  • zari

    215d

    i never follow the exact directions i’ll be honest, but i also like recipes that give room to taste and adjust as you like, such as one pot pasta or stews, but not so much bread and baking sometimes

  • MorphingButterfly

    215d

    I find that it is very time consuming, I generally take a lot longer than the time listed on a recipe. In terms of the written directions I think that there are smart devices that can read it to you.

  • Buggirlx

    211d

    Yeah I found if I making something like banana bread all the measurements have to be super precise and it’s very persnickety but other things like cooking a roast you can kind of just throw some wine on top of it without having to measure.

  • queo

    208d

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