Help Me Pick Some Topics
Back in 1997, over 14 years ago, I created The Reluctant Gourmet website as a way to teach myself how to cook. I was newly married, enjoyed good food and wanted to learn how to make it myself. I had to eat so why not learn to cook and eat well!
I was fortunate at the time to know some very good home cooks who were willing to teach me a few tricks in the kitchen but I also depended on cookbooks and cooking magazines. The problem was, they were written assuming you knew the language of cooking, which I didn’t, and that was the reason for The Reluctant Gourmet.
I figured I could find an interesting recipe, research the technique needed to produce it, translate it into an everyday language I could understand and then post it on my website to share with other novice home cooks. It was also a great place for me to keep my favorite recipes.
Now 14 years later, I’m still learning new techniques and recipes and still posting them on my web site along with The Reluctant Gourmet Cooking Blog, Facebook and Twitter. The site has come a long way and I appreciate all the support I’ve received from you over the years.
What Do You Want Me To Write About?
I am an inquisitive kind of guy and I don’t think I’ll run out of topics to write about anytime soon but I thought this would be a great time to ask, “What would you like me to write about?”
- Is there a particular recipe you want to learn how to make?
- Is there a cooking technique you need help with?
- What frustrates you about cooking for your family everyday, week after week?
- Do you have any fears in the kitchen I can address?
Of course I don’t have all the answers, nor can I guarantee I’ll be able to answer every question but I will do my best. If I can’t answer a question or find one by doing a little research, I have plenty of chef friends willing to help. Plus, there are other home cooks and professionals who visit and might be able to shed some light on your question.
So here’s your opportunity to have some input into what I’ll be writing about in upcoming posts and on my web site. I look forward to your suggestions, questions, and comments.