First let me say that I love to cook . . . for myself, for family or for friends. It doesn’t matter. The hearth is the heart of the home. It’s a wonderful diversion from my professional life and a creative outlet. For the most part, I’ve taught myself to cook through a lot of trial and error. I’m determined to be more than a good cook. I want to be adept in the kitchen.
My kitchen is small but amazingly efficient. Recently, I’ve undergone a cleansing of cabinets, utensils and gadgets. As I have become more experienced, I find that I want the best quality tools and supplies my money can buy and I want nothing in my kitchen that isn’t being used with some frequency. The real-estate is too expensive.
I’m a frequent-flyer at Cook’s Illustrated website researching recommended pantry items and equipment reviews. I even have a dog-eared photocopy in my handbag of their recommended supermarket pantry list. I read and compare reviews. I scope out and record my favs on Food Network and the Cooking Channel. I have a 3-ring binder of assorted recipes –often printed off the internet and I write notes in the margins.
I’ll let you know what I’m working on and what’s happening from time to time.