February 18, 2019
I don’t want to be viewed as a cook writing about food and sharing recipes! There are a thousand bloggers sharing recipes!
I stated this in a previous post: Navidad en Mexico y Aqui.
“It’s way to easy to Google a recipe for anything your heart desires! Although, my favorite topics are my “family memories” and “food” specifically comida Mexicana.” I once told a friend on Facebook, when he asked for a recipe that that “stressed me out!” Why? Because we never used recipes when cooking and I still don’t! I don’t measure anything!
I was taught to cook by using my senses and heart! My sight, taste, smell, feel and even hearing. Yes, hearing! Recently, I had a conversation with a chef I highly respect. And, she shared that she does not allow music to play in her restaurant kitchen. Because she listens to the food! This blew my mind. I had never heard anyone express cooking that way. But, it is so true! You can tell the status of food by the sounds while on the stove; “it sings to you.” And, these sounds are only expanded in a restaurant kitchen. You can also tell what all the workers are doing, by listening to the “ music of the kitchen.”
I have such fond recollections of helping Mi Abuelita, My Aunt Lupe and Mi Mama. It is a deep rooted passion. “La Cocina” is where I am most comfortable Hence, my “food memories,” and “food anthropology.”
And while I also enjoy knowing the history of food and a particular dish I don’t want to mix history while cooking. It gives me a headache!
I am a story-teller and the thrill for me is in the “anecdotal meat,” if you will, no pun intended. Which makes it uniquely me! I also enjoy writing about so much more beyond Mi Familia, food and its history. I write about anything that grabs my fancy and touches my heart.
Abrazos y Besos