I love CHOCOLATE—history, lore, facts, figures, books, stories, and even quips. Did you know that “man cannot live by chocolate alone—but woman can”? My daughter was at least six years old before she knew that ice cream came in flavors other than CHOCOLATE. She must have inherited my chocolate gene. I consider chocolate to be [...]
What’s Cooking in February
Lots of people say, “I can’t cook like you do.” Cooking is most enjoyable for me when I am creatively involved. As with other artistic endeavors, you start with a few tools, limited supplies and minimal technique. Skill and confidence are developed through practice—accumulating memories, applying intuition, measuring and judging the progression through your primary senses. As you get to know the language, the inner workings and how ingredients combine you will become proficient and with a passion you can become expert.
It is no more true to say that anyone can cook than to say, anyone can paint. I can’t paint because I have not tried. Perhaps I could, but I have no desire to paint. Some people have no desire to cook—even when faced with a daily need to feed themselves and perhaps, others. It is the desire and the willingness to create the experience, to be willing to fail abysmally and continue on, that makes you good at anything.