Was never really interested in how food that goes through my mouth was made. In fact, the only reason that I've ever been made to do any sort of cooking in the kitchen was to either heating up some leftovers or good ol' maggie mee.
I suppose one of the reasons that triggered this interest is the sudden awareness of how eating outside too much may not be healthy, thus knowing how to cook can be a real asset. Cooking can also be very fulfiling, I mean, literally and also, to have people who actually enjoy them.
Recently purchased a cookbook (omg!)... it really was not intentional. As it was the holidays, I thought that I might as well get some book to read. So there I was browsing around in Popular bookstore when this particular book caught my attention.
I find the book most interesting... as it includes plenty of recipes of dishes that I love, which my grandma seldom prepares nowadays. The photography on the dishes presented in the book also looks cool and the book's about one-and-a-half centimetres thick of glossy paper, for RM38 which I thought was pretty cheap. And hence, purchased :)
Cooking is actually very simple... it's just the preparation and the post-cooking cleaning that are very troublesome. Been cooking several times this week, simple stuff like stir-fried veggies and omelettes and things like that. But the expression on my dad's face! It's as if I had whipped up some bombastic French dish or something like that. Oh well, at least he likes it and anyways home-cooked stuff is healthier. Oh yeah, I found out that the chef in Pekaka Restaurant (behind Subaidah) smokes while he cooks. He cooks in an area visible to customers and IF he does that openly, God knows what other chefs can do when we can't watch them cooking.
Trying out a curry chicken recipe tomorrow! Hope it works.... :)