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I am an avid cook and have no quarms about spending hours in the kitchen for a meal that is going to be eaten in a matter of minutes. I find it relaxing and helps me to put my mind elsewhere after a long day at work or just when I want to do something a little more creative.
I am always learning so I won’t pretend to be anywhere near being pro, but I do have a large amount of the grounding that you need to be able to take your cooking to the next level. I will also admit that although I have a reasonably comprehensive knowledge or food from France, Italy, Spain (among others) I am not the tidiest cook and presentation isn’t my forte. I don’t make pretty food, but it usually tastes pretty good. I say all this by way of wanting to speak from a position of some knowledge of food.
All that said there is one thing that seems to have been happening for a number of years that is really spoiling the televisual cooking experience for me… Continue reading