I have some very exciting news to share! I am now contributing recipes to Yahoo! Philippines! One of my resolutions last year, which continues to be something I want to pursue this year, is to share more recipes for simple home-cooked meals that, hopefully, inspire people who have never really cooked before to take those first tentative (yet ever so important) steps into the kitchen.
If you’ve been to this little corner of mine before, then you know that I am all about, more or less, simple food and the role it plays in our lives. Food is one of our most basic needs yet, even at its simplest form, can be something akin to divine. A thick swipe of real butter on your favorite bread, lightly sprinkled with sea salt. A jiggling piece of pork belly, cooked long and slow, with lots of love and patience, in a flavor-packed liquid. That perfect cup of coffee on a quiet morning before anyone is up. Struggling with the weight of your biggest baking dish filled with aromatic roast chicken pieces, juices bubbling and eager family and friends waiting at the table. That’s real life…and food is smack-dab in the middle of it.
That’s not to say I don’t like to get fancy too. I do as much as the next girl. Good gin, foie gras, sushi, high heels. That also has its place in my real life…although admittedly and most certainly not “smack-dab” at its center. While I do enjoy all that (who doesn’t?) you are more likely to find me in front of my stove, pots a-simmer and battered wooden spoon at the ready (shirt deplorably stained, again -- why do I never use an apron??), taking one too many sneaky tastes of whatever is cooking, than in a swanky new restaurant with a crisp white linen cloth on my lap and the wine list in my hand.
Anyway, I am rambling again, but I’m crossing my fingers that you are still listening. I have plans and, if you’d like to see more of my kitchen, along with more of your own, I hope you are all game for the ride. This blog is still my main space where I share my recipes, and their role in my life, to the universe at large. But I’ll be looking for other spaces and places and ways too…and I’d love to “see” you there as well.
Here are the dishes that I’ve shared on Yahoo! Philippines so far:
Asian-Style Pork Stir-Fry (pictured here)
Please have a gander, and if you like them feel free to share! More to come so please check back. I’ll have a new one up every week.
Now, time to get cooking! :)