Do You Like Cooking by Yourself or With Others?

It seems that most home cooks we know tend to be solo flyers. We might occasionally cook a romantic dinner with our honey or invite friends over for an afternoon of pasta-making, but when it comes to the day-to-day cooking, we're happiest working on our own. Is this true for you?My fiancé and I have recently started doing more cooking together. On the one hand, this has been a lot of fun. I've really enjoyed things like talking about ingredients and teaching him knife skills. And it's nice to have company!

On the other hand, I've definitely had to re-evaluate some of the ingrained habits and attitudes that come from years of cooking alone. It's been surprisingly hard to communicate every step to another person when I'm so used to doing things in my head. And, ok, I can be a bit of a control freak in the kitchen...

Do you cook with friends and family? What tips do you have for getting along?

Related: Book Review: Picture Yourself Cooking with Your Kids by Beth Sheresh

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