Hi everybody and welcome to Cooking With David B, my cooking and recipe website. I have enjoyed cooking for myself, friends and family for over twenty years and over time have developed a repertoire of meals across many cuisines.
I am pretty much self-taught (with a little help from mom of course!) and started with almost no knowledge of anything beyond boiling water. Over the years I purchased many cookbooks as well as gathering recipes from family friends and of course online. I am living proof that if you can (sort of) follow directions you can be a pretty darn good cook with some practice.
I am going to show you how.
How I Started Cooking
I grew up in the 1980s, well before the words local, organic, and foodie entered the popular conversation. We ate a lot of prepackaged foods back then and I still love to make some of those for the childhood flavors. In fact, it is an easy way to get started as a lot of the prep work is done for you and you can concentrate on the mechanisms of cooking. As I grew older I started cooking breakfast in my college and early adult years to save money and to feed friends after long nights.
Let’s face it, every skill requires practice, and there were many times (especially cooking for dates) when I definitely overreached, and still do occasionally. If it takes 3 days to make a meal it may turn out nice but it is a lot of work for a home cook right?
I eventually learned that at least for every night cooking to keep things simple. Do I blow out and make some crazy meals for a party sometimes, sure, but on a regular weeknight that just won’t cut it. I’ll show you both but the bulk of what I do here will be something you can whip up for your family in under an hour.
Home Cooking is Healthy Cooking
Simply put, cooking at home is healthier for you and your family and cheaper than going out. A lot of us didn’t learn how to cook from our parents and not everyone has the time to gather that knowledge. Things are stressful these days, however, as we work together I hope you will find cooking at home can be very relaxing and in the main much healthier and tastier than dining out.
So Let’s Get to It!
I am here to share my love of cooking, and hopefully tech you some new recipes techniques and flavors you can bring to your home. I would love to hear from you about your experiences too, this isn’t a lecture, it’s a discussion!
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,