Tonight when I got home from work my garage door opener wouldn't work. I got out of the car and went to the front door to find a 'igourmet' box of goodies that instructed to open immediately because of perishables.
My heart started beating in excitement! Yes, I don't usually get food gifts. As soon as I got into the house I ripped into the box and I found this wonderful selection of cheese.
The background is my twin sister is spending the holidays in London with her husband, child, and friend. She sent me an array of English style cheeses. I honestly can't wait to enjoy them. I'm sure we'll have friends popping in and out this weekend and now I'll have something to feed them!
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.