Brace yourselves: I’m learning to cook! (Have I mentioned this yet? Well…now you know.)
As I explain in this little video after giving you a tour of my new bedroom, I never really learned–and I’ve also been surrounded by some pretty good, intimidating cooks in my day, so I never really wanted to learn.
But things happen, Lean Cuisines lose their appeal, Jolies grow up, you know how it goes.
My first purchases: Just Married and Cooking (by my friend the lovely and talented Brooke Parkhurst and her awesome husband James Briscione; buy it, buy it!); Alice Waters‘ The Art of Simple Food; Cookwise; and My Father’s Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow.
And here’s my first official post-cookbook dish: a sauteed summer squash/zucchini/tomato/garlic concoction with balsamic-glazed brussel sprouts and pancetta that actually tasted really good.
I’ve been reading the books every night and have been playing around in the kitchen each day, so I’ll keep you posted here and there on my progress!