Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welcome!

Welcome to my newest adventure: Cooking through an Italian cookbook!

Now, before you accuse me of copying "Julia & Julie," the movie was not the inspiration behind this blog.

A couple of things you need to know about me:
*I love to cook. Absolutely.love.it. I am inspired by it, and often, cooking re-energizes me in a way that few other things do.
*I love Italian food. Pasta, garlic, basil, olive oil, tomatoes. Love, Love, Love!!
*I love to talk about food.
*I already blog about my family.
(So, it is only natural for me to blog about cooking!)
*I am not Italian. I wish I could claim such a rich cultural and culinary heritage. But, I am simply a small-town American girl.
*My husband is not Italian, either. But he loves garlic, basil, olive oil, tomatoes, and most of all, pasta! He loves to eat; I love to cook. It is the perfect marriage!

I am excited to cook my way through this cookbook, learning our tastebuds' preferences as well as learning to cook Italian-style. I will post pictures as often as I can of my finished meal, but my camera is a bit lousy, so I make no guarantees about this. I will not post the recipes, as I don't want to have any copyright issues. You can reference the recipes via the cookbook.

Oh, another thing. I don't have an ending deadline, like the aforementioned movie had. Nothing magical happens after a year. I simply want to cook, and cook my way through this cookbook. It is my hope to do this as authentically as possible, and I don't want to rush the process. So, if my family and I decide at some point that we are going to have chipotle enchiladas for dinner, I will feel zero guilt about that! I'm just sayin'.

I am going to go ahead and go live with this blog, but hang on as I tweak and "decorate" it to my style and tastes.

I love reading comments, so please leave them! And often!

Thanks for joining me on this adventure! I'm excited!

2 comments:

  1. SO excited you started this cooking adventure and that you're allowing us a peek into it! ;)
    How did it cook, using the cast iron skillet?

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  2. It cooked great! I disregarded the cooking time and just let it bake until the egg set. Voila!

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