I am not sure if I have ever discussed this here but I have been having a bout of culinary obsession lately so I figured I'd share. I love to cook. I adore food. I love to eat it. I love to cook it. I love to chop, swirl, roast, simmer, & baste. I especially love to make food for other people. As much as I love food, when I am alone I eat cereal. (except the first time SJ left me for a 3-week business trip to Asia and then I got stir crazy, cooked up a storm for myself and started photographing the dishes cuz no one was there share them with me.) When I get stressed out I escape to the kitchen and just cook, cook, cook.
I am reading a wonderful book right now called The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America by Michael Ruhlman. The author actually embeds himself at the CIA as a culinary student and writes a very detailed account of his experience. AHHH heaven. I would LOVE to go to culinary school. I am eating up (no pun intended) every word of this book. In it he references other books essential to the professional cook and as I read I look up these books on Amazon. I have checked a few of them out of the Library and peruse them when I have the time.
My sister-in-law loves to cook too. She and my brother have that in common. They often cook together at home which is such a nice way to spend time as a couple. Her food instincts are great and I love talking to her about food. We spend every weekend together in the winter at my parent's ski house and it is such a joy to plan menus and cook with her. She says she enjoys baking more than savory cooking but you'd never know it as she does both equally well. I am more of a savory cook than a baker.
I know many of you out there share my passion for food too. I have put some links to great food blogs toward the bottom of my page. Read and salavate!