cooking dream meaning

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Cooking is an ideal skill for anybody wishing to start a family or run a household. The ideal partner is often someone who is able to cook well and to plan creative meals.

The cook is the most important member of any restaurant and one of the most important members of the family since this person provides the nutrition and comfort needed to survive. Dreaming about cooking can symbolize creativity or the way we nurture and comfort others. It could also symbolize the future and your hopes for your family. Cooking is associated with overall health and wellness in the waking world.

Detailed dream interpretation:

If you were the person who was cooking in the dream, then you desire to comfort and nurture other people. Everybody needs another person in their life to take care of; it’s part of human nature. If you already have these people in your life, then you are trying to figure out how to take better care of their needs. If you do not necessarily have these kinds of people in your life, then you are still looking.

If you were cooking for yourself, you are concerned about your own health and nutrition. If you were cooking for someone else in the dream, then you tend to put other people’s needs ahead of your own. Your subconscious is asking you to take some time off to take care of you.

If you were unsuccessful at cooking, then you are afraid your nurturing skills are unappreciated or unsuccessful. You feel ignored by the people you love the most, and you are not sure whether it is because they do not notice you or because you are not showing them enough attention. If you did not finish cooking, then there is something or someone missing from your life.

If you cooked at a restaurant rather than at a home, then you are looking for a charitable act. You feel like your only concern is yourself and the people around you, but you know that there are people who are much more needy of what you can provide. Try volunteering at a soup kitchen, or running in a charity event to put your mind at ease.

If you prepared an intimate meal/dessert for two, then you are looking to do something romantic in the near future. If someone else helped you cook in the dream, then there is already someone in your life with whom you feel complete trust and comfort. Even if you do not realize it, this person will always be there to cheer you up and make you feel at ease.

If you are unsure of what you cooked or it looked strange and new, you are expressing your creative side. This can also be said if the dish looked especially decorative. If the meal cooked in the dream was nutritious, then you are taking the right steps toward your own well-being. Thinking about your health is one thing, but now it is time to take action.

The biblical meaning of cooking in dreams

I am now going to look at the biblical meaning of cooking in dreams many users have e-mailed me about the symbols and signs of cooking over the last few months. What does cooking mean biblically? How much has cooking really been mentioned in the bible? Sometimes it is much easier to decode our dreams if we turn to the bible. There are certain areas in the bible that can give us clues to the real meaning.

Many meals have been discussed in history but the most famous is Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper. The painting is a religious symbol and there are many biblical theories around the last supper and what served. Cooking in the bible is mentioned a number of times. We know that the Israelites were rich and blessed with flocks and herds. The book of Genesis tells us that agriculture was “reaping a hundredfold” and that homes, such as Isaac and Rebekas had a permanent structure of cooking facilities. In biblical times people prepared their meals in open courtyards outside the home. Normally, using a pit that is filled with grass or sticks as fuel. In regards to Archeological finds clay cooking pots and frying pans have been found. To dream of serving food is connected to authenticity and we can use all the biblical clues to understand your dream.

Cooking food from a biblical perspective can represent that you are going to encounter some battles but also healing as food is a necessity for us to survive. If you are cooking or preparing food then this indicates that you will be comforted by communication. Spiritually speaking, this dream indicates that you may need to overcome barriers in life.

What does it mean to cook food in a dream? Cooking in your dream represents the way you feel about others and the care you give yourself. What you cook is important. Let’s focus on the term ‘cooking’ for now. Cooking in ancient times was normally carried out via boiling the food, or cooking with fire. To see yourself cooking during sleep is directly connected to taking care of yourself. To dream of cooking food for others is associated with a higher level of independence–In folklore, the dream of cooking food also predicts you will have unexpected guests soon and feel happiness and warmth.

Cooking is normally carried out alone and if you dream of being alone and cooking this can mean you need to reflect on your own inner desires. To see a feast or dreaming about a feast biblically can mean that you will be focused on surprise. We all have many things that are important in our life. Seeing the last supper in a dream can indicate that other people will turn to you for advice.

What does it mean for cooking soup? In Genesis 25:29 Jacob cooked soup when Esau came into the fields. This was further described as red soup and in Gen 25:34. The soup was also served with bread. To dream of cooking often brings luck in waking life. However, the cooking of soup in a dream has a special meaning. The soup is interpreted as a symbol of comfort, good tidings, and happiness. Soup is also a sign of emotional hunger, and inner healing. To dream of cooking the soup predicts opportunities and rising from one level to a higher one in your life. Be prepared to experience great things in the near future.

Spices have been featured in the bible many times, in ancient times they were used as a flavor. Cooking with herbs in dreams indicates healing qualities. People in the bible often eat fruits and nuts are part of their diet. If fruits such as apples, dates, olives, raisins grapes were used to cook within the dream it can suggest that you will avoid a problem.

Most notably vegetables in cooking can be a symbol of grounding. Daniel in Babylon served only vegetables. Cooking with eggs can indicate new beginnings (Luke 11:12 and Job 6:6). Cooking with butter in a dream can indicate a fresh start (Proverbs 30:33) and cheese is mentioned in Job 10:10 which denotes you will embark on a period of rest.

What does it mean to cook rice in a dream? The meaning of rice in your dream is as simple as the rice itself – it represents contentment, time for good things, simplicity and humbleness. Rice is an important diet for many people around the world. In the bible, rice is mentioned vastly. In response to grains. The bible was developed at a time when life focused on agricultural pursuits. In the time of Jesus there was grains such as: Einkirn, Emmer, and later Triticum. Grains were normally soaked and fermented and they grinder particles to make the flour. So what can we learn from this? Rice in dreams can be that you are working on something important.

Grains are sustenance of life and to dream of rice means you’re in perfect health and you will live a long life according to older folklore. Rice is important in dreams because it is white (meaning pure) and stable food and eaten throughout the world. To dream of rice also indicates a message your body is sending to your subconscious mind saying – “Change your diet and eat healthier to see the results you’ve always wanted”. Are you dissatisfied with your health? If yes, listen to your dream’s message and be more careful about what you eat.

To cook the rice in your dream denotes new possibilities you will have to create for yourself. By this I mean the rice can indicate that you will achieve what you want.

What does it mean to cook meat in a dream? Meat is mentioned many times in the old testament. Normally referred to as “flesh” in many verses. Meat is associated with focusing on the soul and the inner thoughts of our subconscious mind. The word righteousness is used as strong meat in Hebrews 5:12-14. Cooking meat in your dream is a symbol of your mental and physical health. Are you feeling fed up, abused and drained? If you’re a vegetarian, and you dream of cooking meat this can indicate the right things will happen in the end.

To cook raw meat in your dream means you will encounter situations and problems that will strengthen your intuition and survival instinct. Frying meat is connected to our inner self-confidence. There is a focus on overcoming obstacles. In old folklore cooking meat in a pan in a dream, means you’re a blessed individual.

What does it mean to cook porridge/oats in a dream? The Bible refers to oats in Genesis 9:3. In this verse, it is associated with giving everything for you. Oats in the Bible are associated with an abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness (Romans 5:17)

If you cooked porridge in your dream it signifies that grace will be yours. If we look at folklore, oats is a symbol of bad luck there is not much more about the actual meaning. In terms of the folklore meaning, if you’re a female and you dreamed of cooking porridge, it denotes you will have problems with a male. If you’re a male, on the other hand, it foretells a conflict in your family. To dream of serving, porridge has one more meaning related to your love life.

What does it mean to cook chicken in a dream? In the bible Chicken is a symbol of fertility and creative power. It’s also a sign of happiness and prosperity. However, to dream of cooking the chicken or preparing chicken means, indicates success. (Matthew 23:37) states that chickens (hen) is a protective symbol and looks after the young. A rooster, however (Matthew 26:75) is normally seen as a negative omen. For example ”Before a rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly” the rooster could be in connection with a problem that you have in waking life. E.g. you need to try 3 times in order to succeed!

To dream of under-cooked chicken represents your inability to handle a certain situation. However, it can also mean that you should change your way of reacting to something, to get a better outcome.

To dream of over-cooked chicken refers to your carelessness and ability to destroy something by listening to your mind, instead of the heart. Maybe you have a somewhat experimental nature and always like to try something new. However, you’re not very good at choosing the right timing to do so. Your dream reveals your destructive attitude you must work on to improve your life.

In biblical terms, cooking is presented in many ways. Bread in the old testament, from Genesis 3:19 on wards stands for “normal” food. But, if we look back the blacksmith, mason or carpenter they normally wrapped food and would often eat a puffed out piece of bread and on top would be meat, cheese, olives and maybe some fish. Venison was also cooked in ancient times and often seasoned with salt, pepper, whine, and rutabaga. To dream of cooking venison indicates other people are going to be “there” for you. There are many reasons biblically you could have had a dream of cooking.

In your dream you may have

  • Cooked something.
  • Seen someone else cooking.
  • Tried to cook unsuccessfully.
  • Set out on an impossible cooking task.
  • Cooked for several people or only for yourself.
  • Cooked either at home or at a restaurant/someone else’s home.
  • Cooked an intimate dinner.
  • Cooked something strange/inedible.
  • Cooked something nutritious.
  • Cooked something pretty.
  • Done some cooking with another person.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You or a loved one cooked for your family.
  • You were successful, creative, or healthy in your cooking.
  • You cooked with another person.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • The way you treat other people.
  • Finding the ideal partner.
  • Your family’s health and wellness.
  • Creativity in all areas of life.
  • Nurturing and comforting others.
  • The future and your family’s future.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of cooking

Comforted. Hungry. Full. Satisfied. Fulfilled. Empty. Needy. Helpful. Productive. Creative. Imaginative. Nurturing. Busy. Loved. Appreciated.

By Flo Saul
Jun 14, 2012