"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude."
-Julia Child

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Cookbook

I just ordered the book Le Cordon Bleu at home, not that I really need another cookbook I own a few ….
See in the past I have bought cookbooks just because of the pictures ( ever since I was a young teen)
I love to read but for whatever reason I can never read a cookbook I just look at the pictures take a quick look at the ingredientes (not really bothering with the measurments ) and voila another experiment gone wrong –I should know better afterall I did study Chemistry in University
I have always looked at cooking as an art –as something you can create following your own rules !! I guess even art must have it’s rules and proper techniques that must be followed
I want To Learn as best I can, following the techniques as explained, to read the recipes from beginning to end and then of course attempt to transfer the vision of the dish from my head to the table  while mainting a job , 2 kids and the house
My true goal will be to inspire my children to keep trying and not give up. Hopefully when they’re a little older they will enjoy reading my adventures in the kitchen

Happy New Year !!! Feliz Ano Novo !!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

First post

Ok so how do I start this ?
I believe there are 3 types of people in this world : The ones who create and inspire others ; the ones who never do anything, never attempt and are not bothered at all for not having accomplished anything ( I think I envy these just a little) and the 3rd group ( that's where I fall in ) The Frustrated ones; the ones who try and no matter what never seem to get anything right.
Sometimes I wish I could fall in the second category -no dreams of creating something -anything, no worries no disapointment, but then I look at my 2 kids ... what would I be teaching them ? What do I want to teach them ?... Don't try? Give up? ...NO and this is why I 'm here to create a diary of my attempts to cook /bake. Hopefully they will read it in the future. I will chronicle my cooking adventures, my attempts to bake a cake to make that perfect turkey, but if they don't turn out that great ....hey at least I tried !