Describe your culinary style.
My culinary style is an accumulation of experiences in my life leading up to this date, varying slightly as time progresses. Ultimately, however, my general style is centered by simplicity and basic cooking techniques. While I acknowledge the time and place for food as a science or complex combination of flavors, textures, and smells, I think the primary purpose of food is to satisfy and nourish. Basic ingredients, prepared correctly, can be some of the best food in the world.
What is the main source of inspiration for your recipes?
After reading my answer to the first question, it should come as no surprise that the main source of inspiration for my recipes is simplicity. I write The Yummy Bits blog for home cooks looking for new meal, dessert, snack, and drink ideas, and try to present the recipes featured there in such a way that encourages readers to actually go out and make a few of the dishes. I think most home cooks, at the end of the day, are looking for something that is not difficult to make, but at the same time, different from what they might eat on a regular basis.
If you could have one food while stranded on a desert island, what would it be?
Eggs! I love eggs, and you can do so much with them! I also love onions, but I think eggs would be a little more nourishing than abiding to an onion diet.
For someone new to your blog, which recipe do you recommend they try first?
Two recipes that have recently become wildly popular on The Yummy Bits blog are the Pickled Rainbow Chard and Peach & Blueberry Crisp. The rainbow chard post tells you how to pickle pretty much any vegetable, and the chard is an amazing array of colors. If you like beautiful food, check it out! The Peach & Blueberry Crisp doesn’t need much explaining. I’ll personally attest to its deliciousness. Also, this recipe for French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese takes all the flavors and textures of French Onion Soup, and puts them in sandwich form!
What is your ultimate guilty food pleasure?
Caramelized onions! I love onions for how versatile they are in a variety of recipes, but caramelized or roasted is my favorite way to have them.
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