I work in databases but my heart is in the kitchen (or on any path that leads to the kitchen - say the garden, or market, or a cookbook). Food52 has expanded my horizons by leaps and bounds, I have tried new foods and techniques more times than I can count over the last couple of years. I have conquered fear of pie crust, baked cakes and cookies, tried celery root (it's ugly, but delicious!) and amaranth (small mysterious grain), taken up a somewhat obsessive canning habit ... the list goes on. I should mention that I have had to add a few extra miles in running shoes each week to compensate - balance in everything, right?
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- I am starting to think that nothing is really all THAT strange, I mean unless you are eating moon rocks or something. I will admit to liking ketchup on my eggs.
- What do you cook when home alone?
- It so depends on my mood and the time of year! But it's likely to involve eggplant, pasta or tofu, tomatoes, and wine. In a glass next to the plate.
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- You know I love all of my gadgets and tools and pots and pans but I really am emotionally attached to my bowls. I have a bowl thing, and wherever we go I am on the lookout - big bowls, little bowls, you name it. I can replace tools and gadgets but if a bowl breaks I feel sad, like I just lost a good friend.
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
- 6-8 or else a mob if it's something like a crawfish boil