CookingisLove.com is all about wholesome homemade goodness. Recipes, tips, techniques, and encouragement to get in the kitchen and cook up something special for your family and friends.
About the Cook
I love to cook. I LOVE to eat. I started baking when I was seven years old, and never looked back. I am an award-winning baker (AHEM, Cookie Exchange 2011…), but in all seriousness, while I consider myself to be an advanced home cook, I am always learning and striving to improve. I consider every failure to be a learning experience, which is why I feature many of those failures on this site. I love all kinds of food, but I have a special place in my heart for simple, comforting food done well. To me there is nothing better than the perfect chocolate chip cookie, brownie, or burger. I test recipes obsessively, constantly searching for the perfect iteration of every recipe. I test, tweak, and re-do until it is just right.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and I completely agree. I believe that preparing a meal for someone is a gesture of love. Cooking for my family is fulfilling. Enjoying a home-cooked meal with loved ones is a blessing. There is a Thomas Keller quote that really hits home for me:
“The pace of life today is so quick, and we often feel so rushed and disconnected from one another, as well as from the sources of our food, that it’s easy to forget how powerful the ritual of eating together can be. To be able to sit around the table, passing food, sharing stories of the day, with the sense that for an hour or so, the outside world can be set aside, is a gift to embrace. Some days life is sweet, other days life can be hard, but one thing we can always strive to do, is to partake of the comfort and pleasure of sharing a meal with those we hold dear. … When we eat together, when we set out to do so deliberately, life is better, no matter your circumstances. Whether it’s a sad or difficult time, whether it’s an ordinary-seeming day, or whether it’s a time of celebration, our lives are enriched when we share meals together.” – Thomas Keller, from his Ad Hoc at Home cookbook
I hope that this site will inform, inspire, and empower you to cook for the ones you love, and that you will enjoy it as much as I do.