Monday, May 08, 2006

Everything Revolves Around Food

It all comes down to the food. I have tried to come up with a list of hobbies and interests that do not revolve around food, but it didn't work out the way I expected.

  1. I like to garden. Of course, the gardening I did this weekend included preparing and planting 10 tomato plants so that I could can salsa this summer to get us through the winter when we won't have fresh tomatoes.
  2. I like to play with my son. But we have the most fun when we cook together. When I turned on the mixer on Sunday (while making peanut butter brownies), Odd Toddler perked up, ran to the kitchen utensil drawer, grabbed a plastic spatula and scooted hopefully over to me, waiting impatiently for a taste.
  3. I also enjoy reading. Then again, the book I am reading right now is Tender at the Bone, a food writer's memoirs about, you guessed it, food. This book, by the way, is hilarious. I was laughing so hard last night when I was reading about the author's cooking-challenged mother (yes, there are similarities in her life and mine) that The Carnivore told me to hush. More than once.
  4. And of course, I like to write. But its probably obvious, since you are reading this blog about cooking, that the thing I write about is, well, food.

The only shopping I like to do is at the book store, where I am most likely looking at new cookbooks, or at the grocery store or farmers market, where I try to look for new ingredients. Yard sales can be fun, but only so that I can look for kitchen implements and cookbooks. And my favorite TV show is on The Food Network. This is absurd.


Linda said...

Sarah, you better watch out who you're calling "Cooking Challenged" like your Mom & me! :)
I am amazed by your talent for cooking.....Gosh, Michele ended up just like me! :(

Linda B.

jim said...

I like dancing at the jazz fest, but then there are the soft shell crab po boys, ribs, bisques, etouffe. Well, there you go. Uncle Jim