I like taking sweet-a*s pictures and I also love cooking and am always thinking about what makes up the taste of a particular dish. I'm like that Ratatouille rat and really take time thinking about the flavors. Whenever I'm at a restaurant and I like the food I try to re-make it myself later.
I usually don't follow recipes. I read them to get the general gist of the procedure then make up whatever ingredients I think will taste good (or sometimes I just don't have the ingredients).
My favorite things to cook
My cooking triumphs
German chocolate cake from scratch. this was a beast and I thought "if you follow the steps to the point, as hard as they are, then the final outcome should be a perfect cake" . I followed all the steps to the dot and it turned out amazing.
My cooking tragedies
I'm not sure what I was doing but I had a huge vat of oil and I had dumped salt into it because I vaguely remembered someone telling me that if you add salt to the oil, the food you fry will get an even seasoning. I left the kitchen and played some xbox and when I came back I had some kind of smoky vat of thick liquid. It seems that if you heat oil to superhot temperatures, the salt and oil mix and form a really weird foul smelling compound. when I tried pouring it out when it cooled, it just stuck there. My friend joked that I was going to be rich because I just found a new way of making petroleum. So to summarize NaCl + lipids --> petroleum