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You are asking for how to give your mother feedback in a way, as you put is that 'doesn't upset her but still allows for honesty.' You tell us that: everyone takes special effort to sandwich their feedback I wonder why you are doing that, given the answer you accepted on the your earlier question on the effectiveness of sandwich feedback. The article ...


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Choose a dish your mother cooks that everybody likes. Ask her if she would show you how to make it the next time she is cooking it, because you would one day like to impress people with your culinary skills. Repeat. Now you have a list of favourites you can steer her towards. Yes, this new recipe was OK, but you know I like your Lancashire Hot Pot so much ...


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Though i'm not from the Netherlands, my mother also likes to cook and try new recipes, some of which are more of a success than others. My main piece of advice is to ensure that your feedback has something positive or at the very least, constructive, as if someone has put any amount of effort into preparing a meal for you they won't like being told its bad. ...


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First, please do not say that things "are not your favourite" if you don't like them. My husband uses the phrasing "I'm not a lover of" something like ham and I used to think "well fine, I love it, you're ok with it, we'll eat it sometimes" and it was literally decades before I learned this actually meant "I don't like ham ...


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