Hi all. I just found this forum while searching for a recipe. It looks like a grand place!
I love to cook. I had to learn out of self defence, basically. I found myself a single parent with a teenage son 10 years ago, and refused to join the ranks of microwave meal eaters (heck, I don't even own a microwave!)... that an my son was always complaining about my cooking. So my son and I started watching the Food Network, and buying cookbooks. Over the years we both got to where we could cook and good meal. I enjoy cooking Italian, Cajun/Creole, German, and American. I also engage in experimental cooking, and love creating new things. My son learned to cook French, and was in the process of learning Asian. Sadly my son was killed in an accident earlier this year. He was a philosophy major at New College in Sarasota Fl. It was a tragic loss for me. I still have his crepe pan and his Kitchen Aide, and the memories of several most memorable meals that he had fixed for us.
I miss him... and his cooking.
Aside from my culinary explorations, I am retired after 25 years in the field of corrections, and enjoy writing, reading, collecting fountain pens, books, and jazz recordings. I re-married in May of this year, and am now happily enjoying life.
I am looking forward to learning from others here.
Best to all,
the Wandering Beatnik.