I love learning to cook old, traditional recipes that have been handed down by generations of women (and men) from around the world. To me, this was and is, the greatest way of showing the truest love one has for their families (and friends too!). What's more wonderful than that?
My favorite things to cook
Old ways to make bread (ie bially - another name in Yiddish for onion buns). Slow cook (without slow cooker) method of cooking when I have the time to sit and baste every half hour etc.. (Roast turkey, chicken, beef etc.)Or putting together a cholent and slow cooking it over night until the next day. WOW!
I want to learn how to smoke and slow cook (that's next for me).
My cooking tragedies
The last turkey I roasted. After much research and careful thought, it still turned out overdone on top (even though covered) and underdone below. Did the 3 day brine thing as well. This is a real challenge for me because the last 3 were bombs, yet all these years prior, were exceptional.
I have come to agree with my mother-in-law, Resia, that one has to be 'in the right place' mentally to cook, or it doesn't turn out. I guess I'm a mental case.