Writing Can Be Murder

October 3, 2007

Fine line between love and sickness

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 9:15 am
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I like to cook. I’d say I love to cook, but I hate to clean up and since I don’t have a personal maid, my love of cooking is tempered by the knowledge I’ve got to clean up my mess. Therefore, I like to cook.

I like to read and collect recipes, but scraps of paper and piles of cookbooks can get messy. Angela James http://nicemommy-evileditor.com/blog/ blogged about her cookbook collection sickness this week and I can totally relate and she even offers up a solution to the recipe/cookbook mess.

Now I bet you think I watch the cooking shows, right? I don’t. They don’t interest me at all, EXCEPT for Top Chef. I love Top Chef. (but can someone please explain how Sara and Brian lasted longer than CJ?)

I drool over Top Chef. I can “taste” the dishes they make.  I’ve probably got a 90 percent success rate in determining which dishes the judges will like and which they’ll find fault with. I want to be Top Chef so badly that I’ve now developed the habit of describing my food in loving detail whenever I put a plate in front of my husband. It’s a sickness.

What’s your sickness?

 Oh and for the record, I never truly follow all those recipes I collect. I just use them as an inspirational springboard because I tweak everything to my personal taste (which is why I’m a lousy baker).

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3 Comments »

  1. Ha ha–it’s a big joke in my family about how I research how to make something and then disregard all the recipes when I actually do it. 🙂

    Comment by Kate Perry — October 3, 2007 @ 11:26 am

  2. Kate — Recipes are just general guidelines, aren’t they?

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — October 3, 2007 @ 2:56 pm

  3. Top Chef was won by a freaking chocolate cake? SO unfair!

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — October 4, 2007 @ 9:08 am


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