Moi? Write a food blog? Why?
More importantly, who would want to read it?
And yet, once the idea lodged itself in my mind, I could not deny that I just might have something to say on the subject of food once in a while. Or maybe every few days.
The germ for the idea arrived when my sister-in-law, the best cook in our family, asked me if she could have some of my favorite recipes. Her request surprised me. Was it possible that she thought I had something to contribute to her superior culinary knowledge?
I had also just completed making a family cookbook with all my in-laws favorite family recipes (as ranked by my husband.) My family hasn't really left me a food legacy, but theirs did. The wheels were starting to turn in my mind about how I would want to leave my recipes to my children. A food blog could be just the thing.
Let me just say here that I have no formal training as a chef. I'm just a curious home cook with a hungry family of five. I try lots of recipes and add liberal doses of my own "improvements". I've been doing this for years. Decades, really. And yet sometimes I have to stop and think, "Now, what exactly do I know how to make?" This blog, then, serves as a record of what I've tried and how I modified it from the original recipe. You will also find equipment and book recommendations, tips and techniques. And even if it never finds a wider audience, I feel certain that my children will appreciate this compendium of all the foods from their childhood, one day. You know--when they turn forty or fifty.
Enjoy! And happy eating.