Food and cooking is a fairly new interest of mine. I’d say it’s more of a deep curiosity. Being in my mid-30s and newly married, it hit me a little later than most. Most people will think that marriage sparked the fascination due to the domestic demand for “home cookin”. It was pure coincidence. My husband did have a hand in my inspiration, however. We both enjoy good food and frequent good restaurants whenever possible.
I’m not entirely sure how or when I began tentatively testing the culinary waters. I do know it started with a roasted chicken. It was after watching an educational and technique episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations with Thomas Keller showing how easy it was to prepare a chicken to roast. I always loved my Mother’s roasted chicken, and so I thought, if it’s indeed as simple as he is showing, even I can do this.
Granted, I had the help of a Cuisinart Rotisserie, but the oven version is just as easy. When the chicken was done, I took it out to rest. And with great nervousness, I served it to my husband for dinner. We both took a bite. It was moist, flavorful and truly delicious. This simple success made me wonder what else I could do. And so here I am.
The new year seems like a good place to start a blog. I’d like to document as well as share my adventures in cooking, travel and performance art. My husband, Michael and I will be going to France in September and so I’m already researching the cuisine, the culture, not to mention getting around in Paris.