Growing Up Cooking
May 1, 2012 7:49 am
Updated: May 2, 2012 5:06 am
A little background on me; I am Cajun, and I spent most of my life growing up in southern Louisiana. I love my heritage, the food, and most of all my family, especially my grandmother. My grandmother was an excellent cook with multiple
church cookbooks under her belt. That woman was immaculate. I know perfection is impossible, but she was not far off.
Every Sunday after church our whole family would get together, and she would cook. I am not talking about a roast and mashed potatoes.
I am talking about fried fresh gulf shrimp, fried catfish, seafood gumbo, a pot of greens, red beans and rice, turnips and ground beef, pecan pie, red velvet cake, lemon meringue pie, and her special chocolate pie. I would always be fascinated
with how she would cook so much with ease and with such happiness. I loved helping her in the kitchen. It is one of my fondest memories.
My grandmother passed away a few years ago in 2009, but I feel her presence in her cookbooks and in what she left me. She also left me a passion for cooking, especially for family and friends who can enjoy it. I will forever miss her,
but I can say that I was so lucky to have her and her influence in my life. I love and miss you Maw Maw. I was so lucky to have you in my life.