Why I loathe cooking

Why I loathe cooking

Let me make one thing clear: I do not cook food.

Gulp, inhale, savor, exalt? Sure. But cooking — oh how the word “cook” hits my ears like a four-lettered insult! — has always remained a talent just out of my reach. I merely prepare food. We’re talking basic, embarrassing, canned-spaghetti-sauce stuff. Sorry, Grandma. All of those (to use the term loosely) “recipes” for Two-Ingredient Cookies and Super Quick Slow-Cooker Dinners are my shameful thirtysomething secret. 

Still, you’re supposed to confront that which makes you feel most insecure, right? Instead of simmering in self-loathing about being cooking dumb, I decided to sneak cooking inspiration into my life with the help of chefs, critics, and experts who know their way around a wok. 

Please check out my latest story for Audible Range on 10 audiobooks about food that might inspire you to better cooking (and eating)!

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