I love to cook. I love to entertain. I love to eat great food. And I don't want to stress out about it.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Have you ever been shocked when you've listened to your recorded voice and thought it didn't sound a bit like you? Or been slightly embarrassed that you sound that way? Well, I'm sure that's how I'll feel when I re-read this first post someday. I can already feel the cringes as I realize that someone else has actually read this. I'm not one to take too many chances. I have a tendency to stay in the observer chair rather than jumping in to participate even when it looks like an awful lot of fun. Flailing around in public is rather terrifying for me. I know what holds me back is the desire to be good at something before I even try it. The problem is that in order to get good, you have to start. So this is me, jumpin' in to the crowded and talented food blogging pool.
I've loved to cook for as long as I remember. When I had a "real" job I always returned to food and cooking as my creative outlet and source of inspiration. This blog will be my attempt to follow my passion, to provide some focus to my cooking now, to try some new things, to get outside my comfort zone. I'm pretty sure that my family and friends will recognize me in these pages, and and maybe see some things they didn't know about me. I also hope to connect with others who I haven't yet met but share a passion for great food and cooking. It's an odd notion that one can create a sense of intimacy from an impersonal computer screen but every food blogger that I love to read does that brilliantly by inviting you in to their life, their point of view, their kitchen. Perhaps no one will visit here. That's okay as I can already tell that in the act of writing my reasons for starting this, I feel excited. And I haven't felt that way for a while.