As mentioned on my About page, I never cooked from scratch until I moved to Texas in 2004. That means that for most of my adult life, I ate pretty much nothing but fast food, boxed / frozen goods and restaurant meals. Amazing, huh?
When I got to Texas, I began to cook from scratch – at first to save money and with just a flicker of interest, then eventually entirely from a love of the cooking itself, and for the feeling I get when someone I’ve fed enjoys the meal. In these past five years, I’ve learned many things and continue to do so every day. I know there are lots of people out there far more skilled and experienced than I, but for those of you who may be just starting out, I thought I’d share a few of the things that helped get me going.