I’ve (Julie) found myself reading and watching a lot of media involving food, both the of cooking and the of eating food. It’s made me, well, want to cook and eat food.
I’ve found myself more and more interested in the creating and devouring of not just any food, but good food. Homemade with love.
Growing up I was known as the one who would never be able to cook an edible meal in her life. Ha! I’ve proved them all wrong, ah ah ah! For example, some of my recent specialties include: Chicken and Tomato Risotto, Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki, Lasagna Rolls, Assyrian Chicken Stew, Cheesecake Supreme, and many others.
I’m by no means a chef or a foodie. I wish. Unfortunately I hate most veggies. And fish. Otherwise I’d be unstoppable. Although a few months ago I caved and made Balsamic Glazed Tilapia with Asparagus and another night I tried Eggplant Parmesan. So maybe there’s hope.
Wow. After reading what I just wrote I realize I sound AMAZING!! Sadly, that’s really not the case. The above recipes are exceptions to the rule of French Toast, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, and plain old Burritos. But I’m slowly learning. Better yet, I’m learning how to cook with two spunky kids on top of the counter who pour extra flour, dip their licked hands, and put foreign objects into the Bosch.
But to improve our skills and practice our hobby, Rob and I are enrolling in a free MIT OpenCourseWare called Kitchen Chemistry. We’ll learn how to make cheese soufflé and crème brulee among other fancy, schmancy fare. I can’t wait to start.
Here’s to cooking!
*Disclosure: I pulled the most exotic and impressive sounding recipes from my repertoire of the last seven years in order to maximize the level of my coolness.