Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Kitchen Sucks Hard

So...I'm pretty much a walking stereotype.

I'm an actor, in my mid twenties, wracked with credit card debt, living in an East Village shoebox with a stove not much bigger than a microwave.

I like my life. I've got good friends, free yoga down the street, a good handle on my Pandora quickmix and relatively few strings. BUT...

My kitchen sucks hard.

Along with the aforementioned stove, I have literally one square foot of counter space, knives that suck, and a very sparse cupboard to mirror my very sparse horsey wallet. (yeah it's got horseys on it...what?)

I haven't always been in kitchen poverty though.

Inaugural Post aka Mission Statement aka What's Goin' On

Hi...

That seems like an appropriate way to start. I could have begun with "angsty angst ridden angst" followed by a proverb or possibly a few sullen song lyrics, but that would make very little sense for the purpose of this blog...

What a segue.

Speaking of the purpose of this blog:

Ahem...
At the risk of sounding slightly pretentious, I am one of those people who can cook. I'm not professionally trained, and I don't pretend to be the next Julia Child (nor do I plan to cook my way through her magnum opus), but I can definitely cook, and I don't think it's that big of a deal.

However, over the last few years of meeting new people and entertaining new situations, I have learned that my fearlessness in the kitchen is maybe not the norm.

So this blog is three fold...

1. To archive and test the recipes that have been floating around in my head for the past ten years.
2. To share them with my fellow foodies because as we learned in kindergarten - Sharing is Caring
and...
3. To help all of my less culinarily inclined friends realize that cooking can be more of an art and less of a science, that experimentation is fun and tasty, and that recipes, while important, are not set in stone.

So I guess this is my cooking philosophy written down on "paper" and I'm happy to share it, change it, see it grow, and ultimately enjoy the fruits of its labor.

Have fun!
~Jo