I love good food, I just can’t make it… yet

Hmm, what is this blog about? Well, in a nutshell, it’s about my journey of learning how to cook. A more descriptive answer would entail some very elaborate thought streaming about why I don’t already know how to cook, how I’ve managed to survive living for 4 years on my own, with practically no dispensable income for buying meals in DC, and why my sudden interest in changing that…

Still, I’ll spare you that process and just give you the highlights:

  1. I don’t know how to cook. There are likely several reasons for this, but going over them won’t change the end point that I avoid trying to cook because more often than not it ends in a terrific disaster.
  2. I’m tired of eating like a college student. Seriously, this whole living off pre-cooked, frozen, meal-in-a-box and ready-to-eat nonsense is doing nothing for my body or my palate. Cooking my own food tastes better, yields leftovers and I know exactly what’s going into my body.
  3. I’m an experiential learner. Maybe it’s selective hearing, maybe it’s laziness. Regardless, I won’t actually retain knowledge until I try something for myself.

It’s time for me to grow up and deal with my kitchen confusion. I’m sure I’ll mess up along the way — especially since I have a problem sticking to directions, aka recipes — but part of the reason I’ve decided to blog about it is that I’m eager to learn from others and receive feedback on how to do things better. So, please leave your tips, encouragement, chastisement (as long as it’s constructive), etc. Chances are, if you think I could be doing something differently, you’re probably right and I just don’t know any better.