I am a competition junkie. When I look at all my favorite reality tv shows, they are all around competition of some sort. The latest on is chopped. A cooking competition show. I have been watching the show for the last few months. 

I don't remember what got me started. But I love it. I have learnt so much since I started. My curiosity to try different things is going higher every time I see a new episode. One reason I love the show is the creativity part. The concept of the show is testing 4 chefs with secret ingredients to see whose dish is the best. There are 3 rounds - appetizer, entrée and dessert. No one who is in the competition knows what is in the basket with the ingredients. I find that exciting. That to me is the test of a real chef. What can you do with a given circumstance. Following a recipe to make something isn't exciting for me. Cooking is all about creativity. 

I used to think that I can cook. Watching the show has made me realize just how far off I was from my perception. The way the chefs talk about texture, acid, techniques and spices, there is so much for me to learn. 

As I get comfortable on the couch for a lazy afternoon, my choice is always a cooking show. I want to learn more and catch up on all the things that I didn't know existed before. If I had the time and money, going to a culinary school may be ideal. I have always wanted to have a small cafe. For now, I am experimenting with making new things about once a week or so. It is fun and I am learning a lot. Who know what type of adventure cooking may bring in the future. 
We'll need to do a cookoff next time we meet in person. If it's in 
I got some friends who are decent chefs so we'll need to get them involved. 

Who knows maybe we can have it so 
is around so we can have an ultimate chefdown?
2021-05-04 20:34:54
I'll certainly help with the eating, not so much the cooking. And if Maryland, then crabcakes for all!
2021-05-04 21:24:20
Secret ingredients and a cooking competition reminds me of the Iron Chef
2021-05-06 10:07:51