One thing I never thought I would become, is a person who likes to cook.  For the last several years I have dabbled in the kitchen, but recently I have been putting real thought and planning into my meals.  I’m certainly no gourmet, but I’m improving.  I no longer attempt to cook exclusively with the burners on full blast.  I finally learned how to cook rice.  Best of all, I am no longer deathly afraid of raw meat and its juices.

In comparison to my former self, I’m practically Julia Child.

Look at her there, isn’t she cute with that big old fish?

Strangely, blogging has played a major role in my transformation from cooking moron to cooking novice.  I have started peeking in on food blogs and I have to say, I like what I see.  Orangette and Smitten Kitchen are my favorites.  I still check in on the first food blog I ever saw, but it is a lot more dessert oriented that I could ever dare to be. (However, Ellen B. you would love Milk and Cookies).  This one is great, but it makes me want to buy expensive kitchen stuff.

The great thing about food blogs is that all of the recipes get tested by the readers.  There is nothing more annoying than a bad recipe, or a recipe that simply doesn’t work.    Now, when I see something that looks like it might be tasty, I can click on the comments and see how other readers enjoyed the meal.   Comments provide a vital extra layer of help for a beginner like myself. 

The best thing about cooking is that my apartment often smells very cozy- like a good home should.

"Life itself is the proper binge"- Julia Child


3 Responses to “Yummo”

  1. 1 Matt March 1, 2007 at 9:37 am

    If you haven’t read it, you need to feed your burgeoning cooking-self with Julie and Julia, a fantastic book based on a blog called the Julie/Julia project. Julie made a goal for herself to cook all the recipes in vol I of the Art of French Cooking in a year, in her New York apartment. It’s hilarious, poignant, and foul-mouthed in the best way.

  2. 2 ashley March 1, 2007 at 11:10 am

    way to go kitten!!!!!! I love that this opens up even more things to talk about as we yammer on the phone together!! we can swap dishes etc wahoo!
    I also agree that the smells are one of the best parts of cooking, makes my home smell great and then i feel all warm and fuzzy when lying on the couch :)
    way to tackle a new hobby kitten!

  3. 3 miriam March 2, 2007 at 1:30 am

    Have you seen the one all about cupcakes?
    Mmmm. Cupcakes are sexy.

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