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About me.

by Michael on January 10, 2012 · 0 comments

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I have been writing recipes for the past two years. Around 600. Actually I have written them down in notebook for over 25 years, But I decided to formalize it in 2010.  I don’t cook from recipes. So to do this, I cooked the dish and worked backwards to write the recipe. Then I cooked forward through the recipe. I have tried to make the recipe as easy to follow as possible. But, I think by really breaking down the steps, I removed the “how to cook” part of the recipe.

To that end, I plan to offer a list version and a prose version of each recipe. And I would also like to eventually get to a video version that combined both.

So why all this? My mom was a great cook. Not one cookbook around and no recipes. She just cooked. She knew what she wanted it to taste like and had a pretty good grounding in HOW to cook so it all just worked. When I told her about this site, she commented that she used to just write the name of the dish down in a notebook just so she remembered it was something she liked. I wanted to do more; there are things that my kids love and I wanted that documented. There are dishes that my family loves and my mom and I are the only ones that know how. I wanted that documented as well.

But really, great food is easy. Cooking is easy if you know the tricks. And really, while I hope to publish a cookbook at some point, I would like to make great strides into proving to you that you don’t need another cookbook.