| | The Cook-lete | |
Hey, guys. I’m Jess(ica). I’m a 24 year old currently living in Michigan, and I love to cook. No, seriously. I LOVE to cook. It’s one of the only things that I could do every single day for the rest of my life and never have to get paid. It makes me happy. It relaxes me. It’s just the best. I read cookbooks like they’re the latest Harry Potter novel and collect ‘em by the stacks. Given the choice of what to watch on tv, there’s a 99% chance it will be something on The Food Network or Cooking Channel. Pinterest? Yeah, it’s really just an excuse for me to dig up new recipes and stare at pictures of food porn. A week without cooking something (anything at all) is a crummy week. You get the picture.
This blog is my way of sharing what I love to do for free with all you beautiful people, and maybe even helping some of you get better at this incredibly awesome sport of cooking. Because cooking is a sport too, you know. With enough practice, work and dedication, anyone (yes anyone) can do it. You, me, all of us: we’re all Cook-letes or Cook-letes in the making.
| | What is a Cook-lete? | |
Well, it’s quite simple. A Cook-lete is someone who views cooking as a skill to be studied, learned and frequently practiced. Just as there are various levels of athleticism, that various athletes are at, there are also various levels of cookleticism (oh look, I just made a new word). Some of us need a little more practice, others less. But regardless of whatever level we’re at, there’s always new things to learn, new techniques to hone, and a new dish to make. The game never gets old or boring. The players don’t have to retire when they hit forty-something. You won’t blow your knee out on the field (i.e. the kitchen). You even have adoring fans when you get good enough. True, you don’t get a multi-million dollar contract, but…yeah. It’s still loads of fun.
Like any other sport, there’s one very important thing to remember when wanting to get really good at cooking: Practice. Practice. And when you’ve done all that…more practice.
So, get off the bench and let’s get in the game!