Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I Am a Culinary Genius
Sure I've had some accidental discoveries. One of the things I've appreciated as I've gotten older is the plethora of cooking shows out there. After all, the extent of my cooking training involved one semester in home ec where I learned to make an upside down pineapple cake. I don't know but I've never liked it.
My mother belonged to the "if you want something done right, do it yourself" mentality of cooking so I can honestly say that in the 18 years I lived with her I learned nothing from her cooking wise. Oddly enough, it was my non-cooking father who taught me how to make a white sauce when I was 20. And when I tell you non-cooking, I mean non-cooking. The man is old school European. Men don't cook, that's women's work. How he knew how to make a white sauce, I'll never know.