Sunday, December 28, 2014

IChewandReview Cooks for You

A Realization
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with cooking. There are some aspects of the process I really enjoy; however, there are days where cooking is an inconvenience and pure drudgery. I came to the realization this Christmas as I was preparing food for company, that I have solely been focusing on the product and not necessarily the process of cooking. I believe this ultimately harms the product.

The Blame Game
I blame all the food contest shows where it’s all rush, rush, rush to get something on the plate. Everything's a race. I think my lifestyle lends itself to that as well. I’m generally tired when I get home, and I don’t like standing in the kitchen cooking after I’ve been working all day. 

Now that I’ve placed appropriate blame, I can move on to rectifying this situation.

The Fix
I really enjoy photographing food, so why not use that as a tool to force me to slow down,  enjoy the process of preparing a recipe, and share my experience with others? Occasionally, I'll post about a recipe in a series entitled, "IChewandReview Cooks for You . . ." Look for my first installment soon!

The Goals
I have a few goals with this series:
  1. To entertain you. This shouldn't be hard because I'm going to screw up a lot, and I have no culinary training. But please, try to laugh with me and not at me. This leads me to my next objective.
  2. To learn from you. I'm all about improvement, so I am happy to receive tips to make me a better cook. Just be gentle and don't be an ass.
  3. To teach you something. I'm a teacher at heart, so my hope is you can learn something from me. No matter where we are on the "foodie" spectrum, I think we can all learn from each other. You'd be surprised what I learned from my second graders!
  4. I want to write more than reviews. Writing reviews gets stale, and I think there's more to food than eating out, and there's certainly more we can talk about. 
  5. To squash the rumor I never cook. Yeah, I'm talking about you, Mr. Nicosia!
The Sappy Thank You
Sometimes I'm really surprised people read my blog. I'm just a normal person who wants to share her experiences with food. Thank you for joining me on this journey!


  1. I'll follow. Sounds like fun and some chuckles will be on the way.
    Your first fan follower,

  2. Lo, I'm so glad you are following!

  3. Can't wait for the first entry! Will try not to be an ass! 😊

  4. Fawn, I have faith you will do your best!

  5. I can always be an ass-istant :D