What inspires me about cooking, is remembering the love my mother put into it when she was cooking. When mother was cooking, she had a serious look, and mother could take anything and make something out of it. In addition, today, I have the same cooking inspiration mother had. It is so much joy to cook for my children, neighbors, family and friends. Cooking inspire me in many ways, because there are so many different types of recipes to choose from.
It is very important that when I cook for my neighbor’s t I find recipes with diversity, because I am bringing together people with different cultures, and it excites me to learn from all backgrounds of people. This helps start a great conversation, and allow them to tell why certain foods are more important to them then others.
Cooking is another way for me to express love, because the most wonderful moments in my life is preparing recipes that my mother prepared, especially around the holidays. Just watching people come together enjoying each other and the food. Oh what smiles and joy food brings. This is why cooking is enjoyable. Great tasting healthy food creates an atmosphere of its own and can create relationships that will last a lifetime.
Foods that inspire me to Cook
The foods that inspire me to cook are simple foods, such as chicken and dumpling, eggplant chips, turkey wraps and, I love to prepare fresh corn from the cob. Homemade soups, and herb and garlic turkey. When I was growing up we always went to the farmer’s market and bought fresh vegetables and my father had a hog and chicken farm. Since, we were raised preparing, and canning our vegetables, our family ate a lot of fresh grown foods, and we hardly used anything from a box.
There are different cooking sites that really allow you to take your cooking to another level. When I am looking for a recipe for a variety of sweets, and cakes to share with my grandchildren; I prepare recipes with Nestle products. For great ideas on meat, I use Newman’s garlic and herb marinade for my turkey, chicken, pork chops, and veal. If I want to try something new and exciting with my vegetables, I explore soul food websites for a variety of ideas.
When you cook different foods, you learn different methods; some might like frying, baking, grilling, steaming, broiling or roasting. However, if you like it, that is what inspires one too cook.