My name is Michael Mulligan. I currently live in North Carolina, develop software, and love food, whether it be eating it, making it, or talking about it. I found myself reading countless other food blogs out there on a daily basis and finally caved and decided that I’d like to be a part of that collective food conversation. So here I am.
I have no formal training in the culinary arts, so this is an ongoing, interesting (to me, and hopefully you, too!) learning experience. I enjoy reading recipes, seeing other people’s techniques, watching food programs, buying odd new ingredients, and then trying to create something that feels right to me. Food is a creative process that I find relaxing and engaging. Plus, more often than not, it yields a very rewarding outcome that is very easy to share.
Unfortunately, I found that this experimentation did not mesh very well with my poor memory, so when I managed to make something great, I then had a great struggle trying to recreate it in a good way. Friends and family asking for the odd recipe here and there had even less hope for success. I’ve since started trying to write down all of my recipes as I go so that not only can I recreate dishes that I’ve enjoyed with some sense of fidelity, but so that i can also share them with my friends and family. This blog is my ongoing personal cookbook.
Most of what I post here is something that I have created. I will make my best effort to attribute any other sources who have inspired or had a nontrivial part in contributing to a dish. I also generally do my best to use fresh ingredients and to cook from scratch. Its not much an organic lifestyle kind of thing–I just find the results tastier and the process to be more enticing. Feel free to substitute at your leisure–everything obviously isn’t in season year-round and readily available all over the world.
I’m glad to have you here and I look forward to hearing your thoughts about this site, the recipes, or whatever is on your mind. If you liked a recipe or have suggestions about how to make it differently, please post it in the comments. It makes for a more interesting conversation if there’s somebody other than just me taking part.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back regularly!