Not another food blog ! Well, yes. It is. I do not make any lofty claims of being different. I am not a trained a chef and I don’t make claims to be one. What I am is a PhD student who cooks and bakes to de-stress. And my mother laughs !!!! BEING IN THE KITCHEN TO DE-STRESS ? REALLY? Well, yeah. What better way to get rid of the smell of latex gloves and bacterial media than to bake a batch of cardamom cookies? So, my experiment failed–let me tenderize some veal cutlets to get the aggression out! O.K ! Aside from all the snarkiness, I really do enjoy cooking and the only thing more enjoyable than that is to cook for others. The instant joy that bowl of stew can bring to a tired soul is why I love this process–and I want to share that.
Amidst the rat race of what we call life how often do we savor food? It’s either breakfast-to-go, power bars from the vending machine or microwavable dinners. I am guilty of all charges. So on this flavor quest I want to share the joy that food brings. Some recipes are borrowed, some adapted and some even experimental ! The goal is to keep it easy, budget friendly and quick without sacrificing taste. Thus, I write my tribute to a simple, unadulterated pleasure — food !