Monday, June 1, 2009
I still remember an old description that had stick to my head about being a Taurean. It says that if you love to cook, then better watch it because you might get into a weight problem. Whether this is true or not, I believe that one of the "bad" sides about cooking is the eating part, that is, ending up eating most or even all that you have cooked, especially if it tastes glorious.
I actually experienced this last weekend. For the past few weeks, my mother-in-law was with us and she cooked so many delicious viands for us at home. Now that she is back to my brother-in-law's place, I thought of also cooking something special for the family, but something more of my line. You see, I really don't have much exposure in cooking the usual Filipino basics. I would normally rely on our able helper to cook the traditional foods such as nilaga, sinigang and adobo. What I do like to cook are mostly pasta and other international recipes. So last weekend, I cooked penne with bacon and mushroom in tomato cream sauce. It tasted so good that I (again) ate a little bit too much. Hahaha.
Anyway, I actually found a great online grocery where I can buy the different and sometimes hard-to-find ingredients for my favorite international recipes whether Asian, European, South American, etc., you name it! What's also good about it is that you can have your goodies delivered at a reasonable flat rate. Moreover, you can also learn how to cook a thousand more recipes by just a few clicks. They also offer various international products that you normally cannot find in your next-door grocery.
Now because of this, I have been yearning to cook a bit of authentic chicken curry using the ingredients available in their Indian food section. Not only will it be authentic, it will be extra hot! I can't wait!