Hello everyone, I neglected to come by to introduce myself before posting yesterday about food mills and saute pans, so here I am today. I am a divorced mother of 2 teenage boys, one in high school, one just went off to college. They think I am the best cook in our entire extended family, so I work hard to live up my reputation with them. No culinary school for me, though. I cook strictly for pleasure and relaxation. There is nothing like escaping to the kitchen at 5 p.m. after working all day and unwinding over my pots and pans. I turn on the T.V. that I can watch from my kitchen over the breakfast bar, open up my cookbook and start browning and chopping, and I'm in heaven. My favorite food to cook is italian and I am currently cooking my way through Marcella Hazan's "Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking." I plan to tackle Julie Child's "Mastering The Art Of French Cooking" in the coming year, probably right after New Year's. I think my all-time favorite cookbook, however, is Patricia Wells' "Bistro Cooking"; that is the one that both taught me to cook 20 years ago and taught me to love french food. In the last year I have branched out and purchased a few Greek cookbooks, too, as I love the basic ingredients of mediterranean cuisine. I have at least 50 cookbooks in my collection, which is almost complete, and I am hoping that I will be alive on this earth long enough to make everything I want to make out of them! For me, each new day is an opportunity to try a new recipe. Oh and I have wine with dinner always. I love wine. I guess that should be enough, for now anyway. Happy Thanksgiving!
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11/26/09 at 8:35am