So what have I been busy with lately? Quite busy in fact. When dinner is done, and my parents get out of my way, it's play time. Only my playing happens in the kitchen. Yes, when you want to become a good cook, you have to practice, just like in everything else. I've been developing some dishes, and perfecting my timing. Fun.
I'm not talented enough for theatrics, but I try to have some flair in my dishes. So timing is crucial. You can't be sitting with a perfectly cooked piece of meat, and have to wait another 3 minutes for the fucking greens to cook. No, that doesn't work. I think that's the hardest part. Cooking everything separately, combining at the last moment, and serving it all while its still piping hot. So that's what I've been working on.
Cooking humble ingredients that are fresh and in season is what I'm trying to achieve. Simple, rustic dishes that tastes pure and clean. No fireworks - I want my mussels to still taste like fucking mussels instead of some buttered, over-seasoned shit.
I'm putting together a little menu for my friends. A bit more elaborate than what I've ever attempted, but it should be fun. Let's go see what's in season, and hope that inspiration hits.