Yes to both. Love cooking and worked in various restaurants when I was younger. Really glad I did. Anyone who says no just hasn't put in the time and effort. As someone previously said; anyone can follow a recipe.
Yeah, though I don't as often as I'd like to, probably because or kitchen is basically a small hallway maybe 4 by 12 feet and not even equipped with a full sized oven. D:
“there is no real me. Only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours, and maybe you can even sense that our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply am not there."
i cook many vegetarian and vegan dishes. have about 6 that i think i'm completely satisfied with, and a few more that I still need to work out some kinks. i try to stay away from fake meats and cheeses as much as i can, but will use them occasionally.
i try to eat at home at least 5 nights a week. cooking is fun.
I seriously enjoy cooking. I can make anything i think, whatever i try comes out good, although i was brought up learning to cook west indian food at home. Lately i've been the earliest one home in the evenings, so i've been having to cook 3 times a week. I usually make enough for two days worth. Like Auguste said, it feels good afterwards when you know you've created something.
My personal favorite is (and just throw all this in together, dry ingredients first):
3 cups bread flour
1 med red onion chopped
1/2 cup grated parm
1 package yeast
1 Tsp salt
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp olive oil
5 cloves garlic sliced
1 cup water
Knead that all together, then seal it tightly and let it rise in the fridge for 24 hours. Next day when ready to bake, take it out about 30 minutes before baking and throw some cornmeal at the bottom of the pan. Cook at 375-400 for about 50-60 minutes. After that, take it out of the pan and make sure it's 195-205 on the inside, and let it rest for an hour before slicing. Then dip it in some olive oil and pepper to while it's still hot.
Yes and I'm quite good at it, as long as my mum aka "because-I'm-a-woman-i-know-everything-in-the-kitchen-and-feel-obligated-to-nag-about-every-single-thing-you're-doing-wrong-which-you-actually-aren't-but-I'll-nag-anyway" isn't around.