This post is dedicated to all chefs, cooks - aspiring or otherwise, moms and dads who cook for us kids daily, ancestors who have passed on recipes, and most of all, the one who finds a recipe and dares to try it, having never cooked before!
No food tastes better than food you think wouldn't work, simply because you were too daunted to make it, is a family recipe and how you remember it tasting, couldn't possibly be replicated by your own hands?! I really believe that memory and senses play more of a roll in cookery than the recipe. Of course, skill and common sense lend a major helping hand, but if you can remember how it looked on your plate, and recall the airoma lingering in the air and if you had an important part in the making...say, the stirring in of an ingredient, you are more likely to be aware and remember how things worked, looked and tasted.
We seem to be losing these skills in modern society. Is it the break up of families - people not spending this kind of quality time with their kids or are we just not cooking any more - opting instead for convenience foods and take-away.
Over the next few posts, I'm going to find some of traditional, organic and wholesome food sites, recipes and blogs which I think represent what we have lost in modern society.
Here's one to start: http://tvnz.co.nz/free-range-cook/recipes-group-3691722
Seeya back here soon,