When Arica and I first met I enjoyed cooking a little bit, but I had no real idea what I was doing. I certainly had no formal training or even informal training for that matter. While we were dating she somehow, against my will, got me to watch Emeril on the Food Network.
After that a strange thing happened. I became addicted. I wanted to watch Emeril all the time. I wanted to watch other cooking shows as well. It seemed that my love of TV and my love of eating had come together to form a perfect marriage. I learned to cook a little bit. Some of the rules and techniques began to stick in my head. I had never liked using recipes so these rules and techniques helped my repertoire in the kitchen grow exponentially.
At home I share the cooking duties with my very capable wife. Outside of the home I have been slower to showcase my skills. After a few trial runs I have slowly become the dressing maker at Christmas and Thanksgiving with Arica's family. I have also been allowed to bring some other things to the table occasionally.
With all of this I still haven't launched my cooking know how and skills onto the Internet even though it seems to be the perfect place to share. Cooking websites and blogs are everywhere. My friend PJ Mullen often shares cooking tips, recipes, and even video on his regular blog. He has a separate cooking blog as well.
Today he has inspired me to post this, my first cooking video.
In case you prefer a written recipe I offer the following steps.
- Put kid in pot.
- Remove the kid and add monkey. Place kid on top of monkey.
- Remove kid and monkey and hope they don't run away.