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The Curiosity of Chaos 
Apr. 6, 2012 3:05 pm 
Updated: Apr. 6, 2012 9:31 pm
I'm not sure why, but for some reason I was under the impression that it was more complicated to melt chocolate into a desired consistency- however was pleasantly surprised when, after breaking some squares into a ramekin and shoving it in the microwave, a silky smooth decadent concoction emerged, anxiously awaiting the introduction of a delicious piece of fruit (and then my mouth, of course.)

It's these simple, seemingly obvious practices that, once admitted to ones self the curiosity exists, allow a breakthrough of some sort to a whole new culinary world.  I like to think this theory applies to practices outside of the culinary world as well, but that's for another post.

Take burgers for example.  This is a true representation of flavor-guessing.  You have to either know or blindly hope that the distinct notes of pesto and ketchup (Hi, my name is Liz, I'm addicted.) somehow taste delicious together- and when you are unsure and ignorantly optimistic, mental influence tends to become a factor.  However, once the truth is discovered and, although significantly lacking desired additions to the dish, everything chaotically comes together beautifully, it again opens a door you initially thought was a wall.

I'm a baker by love and experience, but I'm a cook by curiosity, and these small discoveries make it all worth while. 

Even when uncovering the hard way that cinnamon, cherries and chicken, although all starting with a common denominator, don't really make the best chicken salad.  Lesson learned.

And to think I'd never melted chocolate before.
Apr. 6, 2012 9:31 pm
I confess.... I have never melted chocolate before! :) Great blog!
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