Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life.
~Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
For a generation or more, cooking was considered drudgery, old-school, and totally un-hip.
If you admitted you enjoyed cooking from scratch, you were branded as some kind of food geek.
Why should we go to all the trouble when we were blessed with microwavable meals, and any number of fast food drive-thru restaurants, and grocery store shelves lined with packaged foodstuffs?
One reason is we’ve discovered all manner of vile substance masquerading as food wrapped in convenience. After awhile, people decided enough was enough and started to take back their food and their kitchens.
Today, those of us who cook again proudly assume the moniker food geek, as we derive satisfaction, and dare I say a thrill, from preparing meals from scratch for family and friends.
In this section, we’ll offer recipes and cooking tips to help you earn your place at the table with the rest of us food geeks. That’s right–we’re the cool kids now.