I enjoy cooking. But I'm a late bloomer. My grandmother was a wonderful cook. When she was alive I appreciated her cooking but only to eat it. I didn't appreciate the time and talent it took for her creations. Now she's gone. And I have to rely on food television programs to be my teacher. I loved Rachel Ray (although I've grown away from her lately). My current favorites are Ellie Krieger, Nigella Lawson, Barefoot Contessa, Paula Deen (but only in small doses - my waistline can't take her steady diet) and Chopped. Chopped has helped me to be more creative in the kitchen. I watch about one cooking show a day, getting ideas or learning new techniques. A cooking show on Food Network is a little morsel of joy.
Sunday morning pleasures
11 months ago