Do you enjoy cooking? When and how did you learn? What is your best dish?
I like cooking, though I don't like to come home from work and cook. I like to make meals that I can make on Sunday and supplement throughout the week. I learned a lot about cooking from my mother and from living abroad. When I lived abroad I'd ask people how to make the local food. (Hence the tajine!). I also have subscriptions to "Cooking Light" and "Food & Wine." I try recipes from them and adapt them -- I've learned a lot of techniques that way. I also go to any cooking demonstrations that come my way. What can I say -- I'm a foodie.
My best dish might be either the braised chicken or the tajine I shared on Hub Pages. I make a killer cassoulet, too. I haven't shared it yet because I haven't cooked it in awhile -- it takes two days to make!
I learned how to cook from both of my parents. Since they were divorced when I was still very young I ate different meals at each house. My mom was the chili queen and my dad was the BBQ king. Now that I am older and live in my own apartment with my own family, I tend to teach myself new recipes and experiment heavily in the kitchen; some recipes come out delicious, better than I have eaten even out at expensive fancy restaurants, and some are terrible that I can barely choke down (that is what my boyfriend is for, he tends to be my garbage disposal since we hate waste). I love cooking pancakes and I have a large list of many different varieties of fabulous tasting pancakes (all made with different ingredients and all with different flavors, but all are amazing). I also love cooking seafood and I make a great seafood stir-fry (one of my personal favorites). Most of the time, since we live on a tight budget, I have to become creative and make something with all of the odds and ends in the fridge and pantry, but I have a natural talent for making good food, probably since my parents always encouraged me to cook when I was small and help in the kitchen. When I was young I used to make incredibly spicy chicken with cinnamon and that was always one of my immediate family's favorite when we were all growing up in the same house.
by delmer475 years ago
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by Andria6 years ago
Seriously ... I need help. I can cook anything, providing it's not Portuguese. And I'm about sick of trying to deliver food that is either palatable or doesn't give me cause to up my blood-pressure reading during the...
by eatlikenoone5 years ago
Has there been one person or several people in your live that have inspired your cooking? For me that person is definitely Alton Brown. He doesn't just give recipes, he teaches the how's and why's of cooking.
by lauren036 years ago
if yes, what food do you cook the most often?
by Phanti6 years ago
I can't cook anything other than really simple things, and I would like to make my boyfriend a nice dinner some night soon. Does anyone have any ideas of something, with my lack of cooking experience, that I could...
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