“Cooking is so cathartic.”
“I love to cook for big groups of people.”
“My favorite part of cooking a meal is the prep work.”
These are things I hear good cooks say a lot.
I will probably never say that here, because cooking is fucking terrifying.
This is to catalog my adventures as I start cooking with a previous experience level of “Swedish Chef protégé.” Seriously. I burn at least one thing per meal, forget a step, miss an ingredient, forget to buy stuff and then have to substitute something at the last minute- it happens. I’m a nervous person by nature. Imagine how terrified I get when I realize that sometimes I’m in charge of feeding people.
Here are the recipes I use and my experiences with them. If I can help even one other nervous cook feel a little better, that will make me happy. If I make a master chef laugh at my incompetence, that’s okay too, but that master chef is probably a dick.
Here we go. And if you have any easy (seriously) recipes, stories, advice, or adjustments, send ’em my way. Enjoy!
“Cooking blows, but eating is fucking great!” – Julia Child, probably