MEN WHO COOK
SURVIVAL SKILLS 101
I am a survivor.
I acquired many skills from my family.
My moms roots are from the South
and my Dad has west indian roots
but unfortunately he had no direct ties what so ever to those roots.
I learned how to cook from my parents mostly
then of course watching as well as helping my grandmother and aunts
around the house, particularly on those Sundays. Man I miss those Sundays.
I also have to give credit to the many women who have come into my life
and shared many different recipes from their vast backgrounds
as well as methods of cooking.
I have learned that there are many folks WHO DON’T COOK AT ALL.
“My Mamma never Taught me how to cook”-Annette Peacock
My family didn’t have a whole lot of money
but my parents made sure my brothers and I ate a hot meal every night.
Fast food was very rare. Not to much Mickey D’s and only a few pizza parties
even though we all enjoyed them so much…
When my kids were born
I tried to give them the same lessons I got and the importance of being able
to COOK FOR SELF.
I have to admit I am sort of a Food Network fanatic
even though they cook a lot stuff I wouldn’t eat….at least no now…
I do respect their grind…it’s crazy.
I dream of one day having a lil’ family spot
with my moms, my brothers and of course my lil’ homies.
Maybe even have them run the spot….yeah the youth run the restaurant
and the elders run the card game in the back…haha.
So now I be experimenting more
especially in these tough times
got to be more creative…haha
Besides fast food ain’t for the kid..
or the kids for that matter…THAT STUFF CAN KILL YOU
I look to expand my menu
sometimes I be shocking myself…haha
but I’m getting better
and I salute all
MEN WHO COOK
stay tuned for more……