Smartest Hoosier Ever 10/17

Q: 34% of people who cook make this mistake when they cook.

A: They make things too spicy.

A new survey found 30% of people who cook HATE their own cooking and feel embarrassed by it.  And the person who’s most likely to openly criticize your cooking is . . . your MOM.  Followed by your friends, and your significant other. 64% of people in the survey said they’ve had a cooking “disaster” before.  And here are the ten most common mistakes we make . . .

  1. Burning food.  67% have burnt something to a crisp.
  2. Burning a pan, 54%.
  3. Letting a pot boil over, 52%.
  4. Setting off a smoke detector, 48%.
  5. Using too much salt, 44%.
  6. Leaving the oven on, or a burner on, 40%.
  7. Forgetting a crucial ingredient, 38%.
  8. Forgetting something in the oven, 35%.
  9. Making things way too spicy, 34%.
  10. Leaving food out where a pet can get to it, 23%.  The survey also found the hardest thing about cooking a meal is getting all the dishes ready at the same time.

Congratulations to today’s #SmartestHoosierEver, Mike Pollitt of Indianapolis who won two tickets to see Morgan Wallen at Old National Centre’s Egyptian Room.  Buy yours here.