Friday, January 1, 2010

IS anything more important than THE FOOD?

Mom and Dad used to go to some pretty swanky events. Among other things they were involved with, California's Governor George Deukmejian was a very old friend of Dad's so they attended evenings where he'd be. There could be a governor, a huge celeb like Sinatra singing, amazing guests Mom would tell me about the next day, and she'd flip her lid when I asked "What did they serve?" "WHAT DID THEY SERVE? Who cares, honey...this was quite an evening of interesting people, excellent performances and good speeches!"

"Gee, Mom. I just wondered." Are you the same way!? :-)
z

5 comments:

Jen said...

I didn't care much about food until I hit 30 and really started to cook. Oh, how I would LOVE to take cooking lessons...

The Born Again American said...

When I'm not playing "Freedom Fighter" I love to cook... Trust me, watching a quadriplegic in the kitchen is worth the price of admission... I'm not real creative, but as Emeril would say, I go that www.foodnetwork thing and let it rip...

Z said...

I'm honored to have you here, TBAA....I hope you enjoy the new blog....

Jen...welcome to the food world. You're smart; just get some cookbooks of food that sounds good to you; you don't need lessons, TRUST me :-) Plus, you've got all those adorable aprons, you have to cook!

Anonymous said...

Z - I have to admit, I've never asked "what food did they serve"? I'm one of those, eat to live people, not live to eat.

However I do cook, and God knows after all these years of marriage, I've cooked thousands of meals. More than I'd care to count. Mr. Pris is a meat and potatoes kind've of man. So, that's what influences my cooking.

I do like food to taste like what it is, and not something you have to guess at. But, that's just me, and Mr. Pris of course.

Hopefully, I can contribute a recipe now and then that might intrigue someone. I will read the recipes here and try some when the spirit moves me, and if Mr. Pris won't end up saying, "what's that"? Ha, Ha.

This is a fun blog Z, and one is never too old to learn new things. So bring it on kiddo, nothing ventured nothing gained!

Pris

Faith said...

For Jen: I think it helps a great deal to get the kind of cookbook that has lots of "how to" sections in it instead of just recipes. The original French Chef cookbooks by Julia Child were full of how-tos that are absolutely indispensible if you want to cook that style of food. The old Joy of Cooking editions (or maybe current editions if they're still around) are also good with the how-tos.