Thursday, December 30, 2010
Cooking Vs. Baking
It's been a while since I last blogged about anything. I have been cooking but I never seem to give my savory dishes the same attention that I give my baked goods. I think it is because I see cooking savory dishes as something much easier than baking. I have always believed that cooking is something intuitive and driven solely by each and every person's individual tastes experiences and exposure to flavors when they were growing up. There is nothing wrong with that because it makes us unique individuals. Baking is a science. I am of the opinion that the sciences deserve a special respect and attention. Sciences are the backbone of life, all matter and living; and must come together precisely in order to be able to provide life and living and a normal organism. This is what baking is about. All ingredients must come together exactly in order to yield a finished product and there is no forgiveness. If one thing isn't right then the final product will be...off. I made cookies for Christmas and immediately ran for my camera. I made some savory dishes and others had to take pics because I completely dismissed it. I need to get on the ball!