Growing up, I wanted to become lots of things. I wanted to be a Nurse, a Lawyer, a Doctor, a Police Officer, a Chef and etc. Until I found out that to become one of those things, you need to stay in school longer, so it turned me off and I just decided to be a mom. LOL.
Now, I am ALL those things at the same time, the only difference is, my children are my diploma.
I’ve got the whole being a lawyer, nurse, police officer, doctor down, but I still need more training to become a chef. I can cook, sure, but I’m not as awesome as I would like to be.
But I have watched enough of Rachael Ray, among others, to know what I’m doing in the kitchen.
I first came across Rachael Ray on the Lifestyle Network in a show called 30 Minute Meals, back in 2002, I just gave birth to Chakai and just moved into a new house with my new family and because I am no longer home, I had to be the one to do all the cooking, among other things. I immediately loved her quick, one pot meals, I hate washing the dishes and so I loved the fact that I can create meals using one pot, is just awesome. Her Parmigianno-Reggianno Crusted Chicken is my favorite recipe, I’ll share that on my food blog soon.
GET TO KNOW RACHAEL RAY:
NAME: Rachael Domenica Ray
Birthdate: August 25, 1968
Birthplace: Glen Falls, New York, USA
She claims that she has no formal cooking training which is why she does not consider herself as a chef, but as a cook. She says she learned to cook because of her Sicilian maternal grandfather and she cooks from the heart.
I think as long as you know what tastes good and you know how different flavors interact with each other, then you too can be a great cook. Ratatouille’s motto, “Anyone can cook” comes to my mind when I think about the fact that she did not have formal cooking training.
Maybe one day I will be able to fulfill my dreams of becoming a professional cook, just like Rachael Ray and perhaps I will start my own restaurant as well, it’s a good thing I already know where to find the best restaurant equipment online, prices are great and the wares are so totally professional kitchen-worthy.