“People who love to eat are always the best people.” Julia Child
Growing up, I noticed a culture surrounded by food and coffee. Weekly visits to grandma’s house where I would wake up from a nap by the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Afternoon coffees were always served with a mix of crackers and cheese that me and my cousins would devour while sitting at the dinning table.
Food to me means family and in the words of Julia Child, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” And sometimes the best people out there is your family.
Cooking to me brings joy, satisfaction and relaxation. When I am cooking, I don’t think about anything else and I am focused on what I am cooking. I like seeing people’s faces when they are eating what I have cooked. I like experimenting with new ingredients and trying new foods that are unknown to me. I have fun while cooking and enjoy every step of the way.
Even though I am not working in the industry, I would like to get the experience one day. I would like to have my own mini restaurant at home where I would have people over and eat in the kitchen, just like in Julia Child’s kitchen.
My personal philosophy of cooking – always think about your next meal. Be creative and don’t be afraid to cut yourself or get another spoon dirty. I am always thinking about food, even when I’m not hungry. I think about what my next meal will be, about what’s in my fridge and also about how colorful or organized my plate could be once the meal is ready. Always taste your food while cooking and remember that less is more when adding spices.
Blogging has always been a self-reflection place for me. It makes me understand and reflect on what I have cooked and eaten. I hope to take my blogging experience to the next level by helping people understand that there is a relationship between what we eat and how we feel. I think that not everyone understands this, and I would like to have a platform where we could all share our differences and similarities when eating a specific food.
The culinary and lifestyle blog I would like to emulate in the future is https://downshiftology.com/. I like that she offers a variety of recipes and lifestyles tips and how organized the blog is. I also like that she offers a FAQ page on the blog for questions related to herself, as well as a page on her philosophy. That is not a common thing among culinary blogs. I also like that she provides tips and insights on the ingredients and methods she uses.