I have to say ever since I came home I haven’t done much cooking and I miss it. I know I’ll be doing a lot of cooking this year because I’ll be on my own but it’s one of those things that I wish I kept up during the summer. I’ve baked here and there, made chowder (chowdah), but nothing substantial. No new recipes.
I watched my mom cook the other day. She makes this spaghetti sauce that I’ve written about before, but it’s fantastic and the only type of its kind that I’ve ever tasted. It has a slight vinegar taste and a sweetness (from brown sugar, or so I’ve recently found out). She puts hamburger and sausage into the sauce making it into a really hardy meal.
I don’t really know where to go with my culinary adventures. I’ve decided that I most definitely want to try making bread at some point but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. In upcoming senor year of college, I asked myself, “culinary school or grad school?” I’ve finally decided on grad school. The culinary world is calling my name but some chefs don’t go do culinary school. and with my pickiness as a foodie will I really make it? The culinary world is extremely hard to break into and maybe the grad school path is a little more secure. But the fact that I’ve been able to go over a month without having any major culinary experiences and not suffering a major breakdown is an indication that maybe the chefly road is not for me. Or perhaps that means I have not delved into it far enough to get addicted to the point that I’ll have those breakdowns. I do have the overwhelming urge to bake here and there. Like if I don’t bake something, anything, I’ll just die from the restlessness. Just a pan of brownies or cookies. I know that if the culinary world beckons me more that I’ll have to take it further and really throw myself in to know that I belong.