Right! I have been thinking of this for quite some time now. But I never got around to do it. I am attempting to challenge myself to do/try new things so I thought I will learn to cook 2 new dish every week for 52 weeks. (Pssst! Initially my idea was 1 new dish every day for 365 days – then I knew I would have just set myself to fail!)
Anyway, growing up I was never much for a fan of the kitchen. it has always been my “mum” thing. She is a real good cook and I guess my thinking was,”why bother”. But since moving to New Zealand I have grown fond of cooking. Oddly enough, it’s becoming my de-stressing method after a long day. Read about my de-stressing post.
So I will be documenting my cooking challenge via this blog. I am going to make different online recipe of different cuisine that I find interesting. So no specific chef or a set cookbook.
P/S: I have never been to cooking school nor worked in a kitchen. So I can’t say I have the right skill. But the love of cooking just grown on me over time. (Ok – perhaps this inspiration has come to me because of the movie “Julie & Julia“) + it helps with the budgeting and eating healthy.
Why challenge myself?
Hmmmm! Tough one to answer. Perhaps my first initial response would be:
– it’s fun (this is a real answer). Why even bother to challenge yourself at something that you are not even passionate about or could have a bit of fun with?
– progress/improvement. I have always thought that I am not good at anything in particular. I guess I am just procrastinating. So time to take action and let me advance from beginner to an expert! Yay!
– outcome. I am curious to see what all this will turn out to be. Who knows? I might become a celebrity chef (not! :P). But with all that said I believe it’s the journey that count.
So let the challenge begin. First cuisine: KOREAN!
I am making …..
See my result in the next post. 🙂