Thursday, January 3, 2013

she said it well...

It is plainly written there on page 95,

"There is no one way to cook, obviously, but we do all have a way that's best for us, and life is so much easier once we know what that is. For example, I don't cook well in chaos. It stresses me out, I get flustered, then I fly into a rage and start banging pots and dropping spoons on the floor. Now that I've got that figured out about myself, I don't even so much as peel as onion unless I've got the kitchen tidy first. I hate to cook under time pressure, too. I am a putterer of the highest order".



I felt so justified when I read this defining bit of knowledge about Laura Calder that she included in her cookbook, French Taste.

 Because I am exactly the same way. I clean my kitchen and get everything in order before attempting to cook a meal. My brain can not function smoothly with clutter or disorderliness in my surroundings.

Claire gifted me with this book for Christmas. I am on my way to cooking elegant meals everyday. But first my kitchen...

4 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

That is a wonderful quote that is so true of me, too. "I am a putterer of the highest order." I am having to plan school in the midst of chaos beyond my control and can barely think straight....so I'm reading blogs. :)

GretchenJoanna said...

I do like that quote! I'm getting back into the "normal" shopping and cooking now that we've finally used up most of the holiday leftovers, and I really notice how difficult it is to do a good job at it if I am tired and/or distracted or under that horrid time pressure.

The dB family said...

I am very much like too! Enjoy your new cookbook.

Blessings!
Deborah

Hill upon Hill said...

I totally agree, even when teaching my daugther when we bake, we start with a sink of soapy water and dishes out of the way.

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