I’ve really been struggling with the blog lately. I feel like it’s been uninspired and well, let’s face it, flat. Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking, taking photos and even writing, but somehow without an end goal I feel just a little bit funny. I guess I’m just one of those people who needs to work towards something.
It’s weird because I thought I would really enjoy free blogging whatever I felt like, but instead, I feel a little bit lost. I really think cooking Momofuku threw me out of my regular cooking comfort zone. While being outside of my comfort zone isn’t, well, comfortable, it’s definitely interesting. Left to my own devices I think this blog would see a lot more re-posts on the dishes I love to make and eat over and over again.
So I thought about it long and hard and I decided I need another cookbook. Not one to obsess over, but one I can turn to when I don’t know what to make. So, soon this blog is going to be known as The Blog Formerly Known as Momofuku for 2. (Hey, if Prince can do it, so can I. At least I’m not choosing an unpronounceable symbol…or should I?)
As for the cook book, I’ve decided on Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home. I’ve already made a couple dishes from Ad Hoc to rave reviews from my taste buds. They (and Mike) are demanding Ad Hoc and I’m not one who likes to disappoint. I’m simultaneously looking forward to and dreading Keller’s precision-based recipes.
I’ll be starting on the Ad Hoc journey very soon, but of course, because I can’t be goal-oriented all the time, I’ll round out the blog with random, unrelated posts of all the other foods that I cook at home. Really though, I can’t wait because I’ve loved everything I’ve made from Ad Hoc, so I’m hoping the rest of the book doesn’t disappoint.
Check out these Ad Hoc dishes I’ve already made:
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken
- Braised Beef Short Ribs
- Beef Stroganoff
- Scallion Potato Cakes
- Creamed Summer Corn
- Chicken Soup with Dumplings
- Potato Pave