I come from a family of incredible cooks. I love watching someone prepare a meal and witnessing the transformation of the entire process unfold. I love knowing the history behind a dish. I love those handwritten recipes which have been passed on within a family. I love cooking shows. I love movies about cooking. I love aprons, cookbooks, dining ambience, and I love going to the farmers market...
I do not love to cook.
I never have... In fact, the thought of having to prepare a meal for a dinner party makes me want to run to the hills and never return. I did not inherit the domestic gene or the natural ability to be graceful in the kitchen. It's not like I can't follow a recipe, and I do what I have to do when duty calls, but I never seem to enjoy it.
However, with my big love for all things food related, I am pushing myself to give cooking a second chance. It started this week with a simple recipe...
I'm not saying I'll be starting a food blog anytime soon, and don't even think about asking me to host Thanksgiving, but I'm beginning to feel like I might be turning over a new leaf.
So my questions for you are:
Are there any of you who haven't felt especially at ease in the kitchen?
Do you have any simple recipes that will help me look like I know what I'm doing?!
*the gorgeous photo above was taken by Bella Cirovic (thank you Bella!)
*you can find the recipe for the Lemon Zest Pasta here
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