Saturday, January 27, 2007

Something About Me...

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!


Meg said...

ohhhhhh- one more thing we have in common- I love to cook- not so much bake....but love to cook- one of my favorite types of books to read is a cookbook!!!! I especially love ethnic cooking- mostly mexican or Indian- yummy! along side that is my new obsession with vintage aprons- I think I cook better when I'm wearing one!!!!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

I love it too (food that is). Although I'm more the "obsess about great restaurants" than cook it yourself kind of gal... That link on your page about the Chubby Hubby looks hilarious, I'm going to check it out.

tracy said...

I have found that most people either cook or bake, not both. I am neither. I love to eat great food, but I don't like to make the mess to do it...then I just have to clean. My neighbors are both professional chefs, I benefit greatly from their "throw together, try this" dishes! Yummy!

BTW, I have basted nothing in my lifetime, not even a turkey!

mae said...

Like you, i'm more on the savory side of cook. But slowly building up my confidence on the baking side when time permits.

What a great blog you have. All the very best to you and your family with the adoption.

Thanks for linking me up. :)