Friday, September 16, 2011
I really love watching cooking shows. As a kid I would watch Yan Can Cook, with Martin Yan. He was amazing. His energy, and passion really made food fun. I loved the idea of making something from nothing, and then DEVOURING it! There's something really special about making food that I've always had a passion for. about 15 years ago, I took my first cooking class in middle school. I remember we were tasked with making a Pizza. We had to roll out the dough, put the sauce, the cheese and pepperoni. Nothing fancy, just a regular pizza. Somehow the girls in my group and I wanted to get creative and show off for our teacher. At the end of class we were to hand in a slice, and be graded according to taste, texture, and appearance. Well, we made sure to impress. we layered the cheese and pepperoni, about 3 times and it made a sensational pie. We got A pluses, and huge egos. It was such a good feeling that something was awakened inside me. Something that said to go for it. So then in high school, I decided to take a Foods class. Well, by the time I graduated I was in deep. I never wanted to go to culinary school though. The idea of working in a sweltering restaurant kitchen never really appealed to me. Cooking at home for my family was more my style. And writing about it was really what I wanted to do, and I guess that's what I'm doing now. Trying to satiate a thirst that I've had for the last decade.