Reasons you should cook.


I cook for one reason. I want to be able to make food I enjoy. Of course I enjoy cooking for others, but unfortunately that’s not my motivation for learning to cook. Some of the most memorable moments in my life have involved great food. I want to be able to recreate that feeling on my own.

A few months ago, I started to put together a list of dishes and ingredients that I plan to master cooking. Many of these dishes I’ve made before, but I’m far from mastering any of them. I want to be able to improvise and add twists as I make these dishes without ever consulting directions or recipes.

Here’s the beginning to my list:

  • Burgers
  • Cheese Cake
  • Crème brûlée
  • Crêpes
  • French Toast
  • Pasta (Handmade)
  • Leg of Lamb
  • Lobster
  • Pizza
  • Salmon
  • Scallops
  • Seared Ahi Tuna
  • Steak

I want to make the brioche buns for my burgers. I want to craft my own fresh hand made pastas. I plan on catching my own tuna.

Photos from Flickr. Thanks Glowbal Connection (Seared Ahi) and Sebastian Mary (Crème brûlée)!


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