I was reading some of my recent posts and boy do I complain a lot about politics. It annoys me so, both the complaining and the politics, lol.
What do I really like in this world. Well beside the obvious answers of my family I’m really into cooking shows. It started with Julia Child and moved on to Jacques Pepin. The man is a genius with food. When I watch him I feel like I could totally make what he’s making. Not too many ingredients and it looks so yummy.
He started one episode with “Today we will make a Tar-Tar”. I was like…yuck…I’m totally not into raw. Then he pulled out a home run. Tomato Tar-Tar and it was not only genius but so tasty looking. I thought I would totally eat that kind of Tar-Tar. He made me rethink what I once thought about food in general. He also taught me I’ve been sharpening my knives incorrectly. He does all this teaching from only 1/2 hour videos. Amazing!
I love the idea of cooking but I’m such a fussy eater that I ruin it with my lack of palate. When I see him cooking a Dover Sole in butter I think….that looks amazing and so tasty. But when I actually eat fish I’m like…um, no thank you. My deaden palate exposed. Why? Why? Why?
It’s the same with lobster. Glistening in butter, so delicate and luscious, and it’s all lost on me. I did learn from Chef Pepin that 1 lbs of lobster gives you .4 oz of meat. WOW! Mind blown officially!
It’s a secret dream to take cooking classes one day. That will only happen if I expand my palate. So I need to not be so stuffy and try new foods.