About

Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my blog.  My name is Mark and I’m a home cook, which means I do all the cooking when I get home from work.  I don’t mind doing that, I enjoy seeing other people enjoying the food I cook.

I learnt to cook when I was in college in Leeds, it was that or starve.  There were so many people who didn’t know what they were doing in the kitchen and when I first arrived in college I have to admit I was one of them.  I had a distinct advantage though, I knew how to make a tea, coffee and a bacon sarnie, but most of all I also knew how to make an omelette.

In college half a dozen eggs, a little milk and some cheese and ham and butter provided me with 3 days worth of dinner.  It wasn’t until I was verbally challenged about emptying tins into pans and cooking them that I really threw myself into cooking – up until then my college years were spent buying tinned meat and veg, it was more a case of convenience and survival.

College was were my diversity grew, because of who was around me and the places I could shop in.  Using the local Indian run corner shop I had lots of big bags of spices to hand, there were Asian, French, Spanish and Italian restaurants and a diversity of friends of all over the world on my course, as my friends and friends of friends.

I think that’s where my cooking evolved beyond basic, and it is still evolving today.  There are still a lot of techniques and recipes that I have not tried, as I try them I shall share my experiences on here.

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One Response to About

  1. I’ve been eyeing your blog for quite some time now..
    I didn’t even realise that my stomach was grumbling until the guy sitting next to me in the computer lab offered me a cookie *blushes*
    Pictures would be AWESOME!!
    P.S. Leeds is an awesome place to live..when I’m not home in London I am there going to Uni 🙂

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