Ask any girl on what her favorite pass time is, I bet 9 out of 10 are going to stick to “Cooking” – “I like to experiment, new dishes and cuisines”. At least being into the ‘married population’, I believe people anticipate me to declare cooking as my hobby. But it is not true, I have my reasons for saying this.
My mom is a very good cook, she conducts cookery shows and classes. So supposed to have a pretty decent hand on it. It is not passed to me, but may be my sister. I get to hear that she puts a lot of interest around cooking good food and feeding people. Never remember one such incident unless for utmost urgency spending time in kitchen, as I grew up. I used to love what my mother cooked and never thought that I should compete with her ;-). I have friends who own their cookery blogs, and fill them up regularly. It is my dream to open a contemporary restaurant, not that I will be experimenting my skills. Can always hire a good team to cook.
My cooking venture started as it got close to my marriage. It was a matter of survival and wanted to learn those dishes which my hubby liked. So learned the delicacies from the most authentic sources. I had minimal requisites that whatever I cook should turn out tasty, and he should feel at least close to what he would have relished once upon a time. I follow my own formula and measurements for what I make. Never the slave of those cookery books and journals. Even when I have to cook something authentic and special, I pay little attention to my mother’s advice. The ingredients are picked and mixed at my ease and convenience.
Apart from the facts, I am an awesome cook J, this is a comment out of public opinion. Have heard my husband say this many a time – “She cooks great, provided she does”. It is basically the laziness and the lack of interest. Enjoy cooking when there is a considerable audience to consume. Looks like I too inherit the talent, but still not ready to accept it. I prefer to stay sober and eat, rather than oil in efforts cooking!!