It's been a while since I last posted and it's due to the fact I have been trying to get in shape for the summer and have been cooking and eating what I thought of as uninteresting food. But something I read in the NY Times changed my mind.
It was a moving article by a nutritionist about cooking for her overweight dad while growing up in NYC. The article poignantly reminded me of the reason I first started cooking and that is because I loved feeding, teaching and sharing food with the people in my life.
Here is the link to the article http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/cooking-for-my-fat-dad/?smid=pl-share
I look forward to sharing what I have been cooking and eating to get into shape.
How, What and Why?
I love to cook...ever since I discovered I could make a (semi-decent) living cooking, I have had a constant and wonderful love affair with food. Food has kept me company through jobs, relationships and friends; in good times and bad I have cooked and fed the people around me.
After a while, those people started asking me questions like "how do you cook an artichoke?" "what's the best way to cook a turkey?" "where can I find (insert new culinary ingredient)? and even "how do we fillet this trout we just caught?" over the phone, no less.
Lucky for me, my friends love to cook and eat as well and the more they cook, the more they wanted to know about different dishes, ingredients, recipes and techniques. foodFAQs came about as my answer to all those questions and more.
Through this blog, I hope to share my experiences in the kitchen while learning new things along the way, always cooking and eating. So please explore, learn, cook, eat and enjoy!