ktmoomau Posted November 3, 2016 Share Posted November 3, 2016 This is a privileged and rather trite conversation to have- and I will admit that up front. But for the very good home cooks and bakers on this site, I just have to ask: Do you find there is a diminished value in eating out the better you get as a cook? I ask this after going to Hank's pasta bar the other night. I had a very good pasta, I really liked my meal and at $19 the pasta wasn't expensive, but it wasn't cheap either. But sometimes now when I go to restaurants that aren't cheap and eat things I know I could likely make- I think to myself about value of that meal to me. And I find it harder and harder to find places that I think are really good value to me- and they have to be able to something better than I can do it. I need to be able to walk away not thinking yes that had this and this and this, and if I just.... Going to places that have things I am not good at preparing at home, or can't prepare at home yield very different feelings for me on value. I thought maybe I was just getting old and curmudgeonous in my thirties, my McCartney side of the family develops curmudgeon tendencies very early in life. And I thought maybe I eat out too often and therefore take it for granted. But I actually probably make more meals at home than many of my friends do and they are much less picky than I am. So then I thought about the fact that the meals I make at home are much more complex than they used to be and likely much more complex than what most of my friends make, as I have developed more skills and explored different types of cuisine. I thought maybe that is where this feeling of diminished value is coming from. I just wanted to see if the other home cooks on here ever felt that? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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