Welcome to My Crazy Disorganized Mind
I was never really good at following directions nor remembering things. But now I am cooking and serving, I realize that it is my responsibility as a cook to know things...
It is so very hard for me to retain informations about anything even things I love. I forget my kids' age and sometimes their birthdays too. I do care and love them so so so very much. I want to be that cool chef who can tell everything about the dish; the history, the origin, the ingredients and where those ingredients come from and science behind them, etc... I am trying to learn about food and ingredients little by little.
Food... It's a whole new language that has so many words from all over the world and most of them I can't even pronounce...
I follow Instagram of chef Rene Redzepi and I always go... "he is just super cool." Picking green stuff from the ground and knowing it's latin name and all. I don't trusting myself to forage. I just go, "it's poisonous. It'll make you sick."
I love Serious Eats website. It's filled with so much informations and helpful tips! I was just reading about Panna Cotta, one of my favorite dessert. The funny (aka the sad) thing is if you ask me tomorrow about Panna Cotta, I will go it's the milky delicious thingy. My friend and I joke about how I use very simple and primitive words to describe food and everything is a thingy. If I remember the name of a spice, I probably over use it because I love it to the point I can't have enough. Yup, that would be cumin.
All I am saying is I want to be that person who can simplify this overwhelming fantastic universe called food. But one thing at the time. Because it is scary to be lost in the universe.