Time to return to Danielle’s Saturday Meme at There’s a Book and the question is : Are you Fond of Cooking?
Why I’m fond of cooking: It brings good friends together and feeds (pun intended) some of my creative needs! I cook for myself too, but often will make a big batch of say chili con carne and freeze it into portions for late returns after work when I am too tired and lazy to do much but defrost ! I rarely eat pre-prepared food, just loving to cook from scratch with fresh ingredients from the market, but heh, I don’t have kids, that could change everything !
Who taught me: I am self-taught, but was very inspired when I was young by my father’s Pheasant stuffed with apple and shallots in Calvados.
Accompanying essentials : candles, musique d’ambiance and, of course, good wine.
Favorite cookbooks : (gives an idea of my influences)
Moro The Cookbook – given to me by my sister-in-law (my brother is probably the best cook I know) by Samuel and Samantha Clark, who have a passion for the intense flavours of the foods of Spain, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean and run a London restaurant called the Moro.
Do you enjoy cooking?