Would you eat Janeway's cooking?

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  1. Scatta

    Scatta Commodore Commodore

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    Some recent events made me start thinking about poor ole Chakotay actually voluntarily eating "Kathryn's" cooking. So, I was wondering...
     
  2. Peacemaker

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    Yes, primarily because I like and/or respect Kathryn Janeway specifically and would like to spend time with her if she were real.
     
  3. Caprica_Six

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    Ditto and really when you think about it what other options are there? Neelix's cooking? :scream:
     
  4. Scatta

    Scatta Commodore Commodore

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    Same here, also

    Someone clicked the "some other reason" and didn't tell what it was [pouty]

    P.S. The "attracted" option is on there so that J/C shippers can imagine Chakotay checking that box, even if he would probably click the "like/respect" one too.
     
  5. Ohappydagger

    Ohappydagger Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Maybe... I'm sure the roast has some good parts toward the center. :p
     
  6. Dale

    Dale Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Captain's table with Janeway? Sure! How bad could replicated food be? Of course she DID manage to burn a replicated roast.

    As an aside, I've always been curious about Neelix's cooking, too. Had Voyager been more popular in the long run perhaps some of Neelix's recipes could've been duplicated for the menu at Quark's in Las Veags.
     
  7. JM1776

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    The idea that one can ruin pre-programmed replicated food is rather silly. Other than tripping on the way to table, what exactly can you do to it? Now if Janeway herself were trying to innovate a new replicator recipe, I'd be given pause by her own admitted reputation for crappy concoctions. As to her actual cooking ... I don't get the impression it's a particularly cherished art in the 24th century. I'd spend a lot of time at Sisko's.
     
  8. Scatta

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    ^It's been mentioned in Trek several times that you can "cook" with a replicator, programming everything yourself and presumably controling many of the factors involved. It seems that she atleast had control of the amount of time and at what tempreture something "cooked," based on the hot dish in one episode and the burned potroast in another. For that matter, it may have just been a case of replicating the ingredients and cooking in the replicator like some sort of futuristic (and hopefully less drying) microwave.

    dalehoppert The Star Trek Cookbook wasn't enough for you?
     
  9. sunfire

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    Well, when I met her, she told me she was not the one for me; that I should go for Kes. But I gave Kathy a whirl anyway. I would eat her peanut butter and jelly sandwich (remember she eats this on VOY).
     
  10. JM1776

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    And the computer wouldn't intervene to prevent a mess from occurring? One couldn't simply reboot the entire effort? There's no logical reason to consume badly-prepared food when an instant's reconfiguration can rectify the problem.

    I understand your points, but the convention as stated, implied and inferred simply doesn't work. It seems more likely that "cooking" in the 24th century is a programming variant, and she simply doesn't have the flair.

    Then, again, perhaps it's considered a point of honor by some to attempt "cooking" when inviting someone to dinner.
     
  11. Candlelight

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    Yes, why wouldn't I?

    How do you burn a meal in a replicator anyway?
     
  12. Scatta

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    JM1776 I was just making two separate guesses because the show didn't specify. You actually rephrased and restated one of them. [shrugs] The point is, it's happened; it's cannon; it's possible on the show. Does it really matter how it happens?
     
  13. Captain Dago

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    Man, I am SO glad to see the whole title of this thread, 'cuz in the Main Index it leaves off the last word. :wtf:

    I was thinking, "Well, maybe, if it was the last one in the quadrant." :lol:
     
  14. scotthm

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    If I was stuck on Voyager and the only other alternatives were to starve, eat Neelix's cooking, or cook everything myself then the answer is yes. I'd feel safer with Janeway in the kitchen than in the captain's chair any day. :D

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  15. Dale

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    Janeway: Computer, prepare the meal according to the designated parameters.

    Computer: Unable to comply.

    Janeway: Explain.

    Computer: WARNING. Stated parameters will result in overcooked and possibly inedible food. Replicator safety protocols are in effect.

    Janeway: Override...
     
  16. Dimension11

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    First up, technically since it's replicator made, you can't consider it cooking :P More like we're criticizing her replicating skills. Plus she cheated and got the recipe from someone else in the first place :P

    But its ok, I'm sure Chakatoy came to the rescue with some of his cooking, which didn't seem that bad :S
     
  17. JM1776

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    Gee, thanks, dalehoppert. I would never have considered that. :D

    The fact that it's "canon" (with one "n") isn't in dispute, Scatta. [So are, for that matter, "Threshold" and "Unimatrix Zero."] It just always struck me as one of those asinine asides to which some writer gave little or no thought before throwing it into a script, and of which fans now spend hours making sense of/justifying---which is, of course, what we do. :)

    On the other hand, the definition of cooking has changed over the years. For example, time was baking a cake consisted of combining (and in many cases preparing) all the ingredients yourself. Now people buy ready-made and proportioned mixes, follow instructions exactingly, present the result ... and proudly say, "I baked a cake."

    :wtf:

    Yes, technically, you did---in the same way someone painting by numbers has technically created a work of art.

    You're both correct, of course.

    Let's just say I'd avoid Janeway's cooking at all costs, if she's one of those types that wants me to suffer for her art. :(
     
  18. Richard1701

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    What are you talking about? She is real! She is real! She is real.... :( :( :( ;)
     
  19. hawk200

    hawk200 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It is always an honor to eat at the captains table.
    I could stand her cooking for one evening,after all many of us have endured a girl friends bad cooking for the sake of friendship.It made them happy as it would have made the captain when we praised the effort.

    H200
     
  20. Scatta

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    :guffaw: :guffaw: :guffaw: Oh my goodness (and there's not always much of that)! I need to watch my thread titles more closely!

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    P.S. I know my spelling is worse than her cooking. :lol: