Yes, she cooks.
I have this plan. I have a bunch of recipes books, which, at the moment are in transit from England, but which should be here sometime towards the end of March. My plan is to work my way through them, cooking all those weird and wonderful recipes which most people ignore as being too odd, or too complicated. Actually, I plan to cook every single recipe in every single book I own. Within reason - I may have to alter ingredients sometimes, since it's tricky to get things like ostrich or kudu steak in New Zealand. Hm. If and when I run out of recipes, I will go looking for strange and exotic things to cook.
Do you have a weird recipe you've been longing to try, but are worried it's gonna suck? Send it to me. I'll give it a shot and let you know how it turns out.
For example, last night, for our two year anniversary, I finally cooked something I have been wanting to make since I was about sixteen and read Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel for the first time: quail in rose-petal sauce. And it was awesome! But more of that in its very own post, methinks.
See, I love food. I love cooking strange and wonderful things. I love experimenting with food. And I like to write. So why not marry these tendencies together. I once caused an accidental email overload for my email list (this was before I had a blog of any kind) by discussing an incident involving me trying to make ravioli from scratch, without the benefit of a pasta machine. I don't even know if I still have a copy of the 'ravioli incident', but I'll see if I can find it somewhere, and if I can, I shall post it. These are the things legends are made of.
Welcome to my kitchen. Try to avoid the flying mayhem.