How This All Got Started
I think I’m going to blame Bon Appétit magazine for starting my food obsession. I started subscribing back in November 2015. How do I know that? Because I have saved EVERY issue I’ve ever gotten since then - yes I’m one of those people. You just never know when you might need a recipe printed two years ago! But since I subscribe to Eat Your Books, which I wrote about in a previous post, I can search them more easily, and I will have access to the full recipe since I have saved all of my copies. What I can’t remember is why I started subscribing in the first place. I’m guessing that they sent me an offer in the mail, and apparently, I couldn’t refuse it. I know that that is how I ended up with two of my other food magazine subscriptions, Food Network Magazine and then Cook’s Illustrated. But Bon Appétit, I can’t say for sure. The reason I keep subscribing is that I’m often introduced to new trends in foods, techniques, and restaurants. And it makes me feel hip (ha ha!).
I have also found Bon Appétit's weekly podcast which I usually enjoy listening to on my long commute to work. They talk to food celebrities, chefs, and restaurateurs. Or they will nerd out on how to make a particular dish. And all of their talk about a creamy pot of previously dried beans definitely makes me want to try cooking some on a Sunday rather than just using canned ones.
I haven’t tried making many of their recipes yet because most of them are a little too outside my current cooking comfort zone. I find some of them intimidating in technique or skill. Or they involve foods that I don’t know where to find them in the grocery store, foods I don’t really like, or foods that I’ve never heard of before. I used to be a really picky eater, and even though I eat so many more foods than I used to (looking at you Brussels sprouts), there are still some things that I still don’t really like or I haven’t wanted to try them yet. In my next post, I will share with you a few recipes that I did attempt from Bon Appétit.
Are there any recipes that you haven’t made yet because they seem too intimidating, but really want to try?
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