Over the past 2 years I've resolved to learn how to cook while branching out into new recipe territories. I'm happy to say these resolutions have led me into a more thoughtful way of thinking about and preparing the foods I eat on a regular basis.
Through learning and loving the process of assembling a recipe from start to finish with basic raw ingredients, I now look at food in a completely new way. To expand on the resolutions that have helped me acquire a new skill, this year I resolve to take it a step further by continuing to learn more about where these ingredients come from and what they contain. I'd like to place an even greater emphasis on supporting local farms and markets, eating organic, and avoiding foods which contain high fructose corn syrup when possible. Definitely not saying this will be an all or nothing change, but I want to take baby steps over time...starting today.
Sound interesting or just what am I talking about, you say? I'd recommend a couple films I've watched recently that led me to this year's resolution:
If you've got recommendations for my resolution, tips, or even more films, books, or other media that may help in my personal food education, would love to read them in the comments. Happy New Year to each of you; you all contribute so much to my life. Here's wishing you much success and happiness in 2010!