Not everyone can cook. Some people have it and others just don’t. Over the holidays I saw a lot of posts of food on various social media outlets. I saw some things that looked great and then I saw things that will make you throw up. Just because you were passed down a recipe does not mean you are a cook overnight. Cooking takes time and it’s an art. Its not hard but it’s not easy spices have to be on point, you have to watch your temperatures, and you have to go with your gut. The Neelys (what happened to them by the way) who use to be on the food network cooked some decent food and I bought their cookbook. I tried 2 things from the book and they both turned out bad. I had to remix their dish into my own thing and change up a few things in order for it to taste good.
I learned to cook by accident. My mom was a great cook but I never bothered to learn I hated the kitchen. Now that she is gone I should have paid more attention to some of her dishes. I cooked for the first time when my mom dealt with her first bout of cancer. I was in high school probably around 15 or so. She was so sick that she could not fix any dinner and I was tired of eating cereal everyday. We had food in the house but I didn’t know how to cook it. She was so sick but I managed to get her to walk me through the steps on cooking an egg. I cooked the egg and my mom tasted it…..she said not bad for someone who never cooked in her life. She said it needs salt and some pepper but other than that it was eatable. The next day I tried again and got it right. Over the next few years I learned some basics and took my time and learned how to cook. I followed recipes at first then I started experimenting and doing my own thing. Now I don’t follow recipes at all I just add what I feel I want. I use to own a catering business in College to make some extra money and cooked for a few people. I like to cook and I am good at it but I don’t love it. It’s not a passion for me but I do okay. Can you cook? Do you follow directions or do your own thing?
Sneak peak of my apple pie as I was putting the crust on top. All my recipes will start to be on Kokoa Magazine website under Kokoa Food I have a few up now and even more to come soon. So for those who want some great simple meals check it out.