I have decided to document my efforts to become a good cook on my blog Cookbook Quest.
I loved the movie Julie & Julia. While I’m not particularly interested in cooking my way through Julia Child’s Art of French Cooking, the movie did inspire me to want to pick out a cookbook and cook all the recipes in it.
I have a number of cookbooks on my bookshelf. If one of those doesn’t look like a good candidate then I’ll go shopping for one that does.
I will update the blog when I have selected the cookbook I will tackle.
Up until about five years ago or so, I almost never cooked. I ate a lot of fast food, microwave dinners and stuff that came out of cans and boxes.
Part of the reason was that I just didn’t want to devote the time and energy to it. Part of the reason was that I never really learned how to cook.
However, both because of my desire to eat healthier and just getting plain tired of eating blah food all the time, a few years ago I started learning how to cook. Thanks in large part to the Food Network, I have progressed to the point were I can successfully execute most basic to moderate level recipes. However, I would like to progress to the point where I feel confident in cooking without a recipe.
I received this:
book for Christmas, so I will probably use that as a starting point. I’ve also been coveting this book:
for a while now.
I will update the blog with my future progress.