Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Joy of Cooking

I like cooking, in theory.... I like to think that I do cook, but since I graduated college, I barely have. First it was the crazy travelling job, where all my food would go bad in the fridge because I was out all week... Then back at the parents house where my mom took care of food duties, and then the intense MBA life style where we were fed at school most nights and barely had time to sleep, much less do anything on the skillet.

I've been slowly easing back in now that school is done, and I'm starting to get the hang of my new job, but haven't really done anything more than pasta, chicken on the Foreman Grill, or broiled steaks.... Until today when I got an invite to a cooking club night - the theme was Asian.

So, I tried to see what would be be in my skill range, and found a good recipe for Korean Beef Bulgogi. It was surprisingly easy to make, and I let it marinate for twice as long as was in the recipe, and voila, deliciousness. I found a Youtube video on how to cook good Asian style white rice, and by the end of the night, there was about a morsel of the bulgogi left. Actually, all of the food was really, really good (lot of talented people in the cooking club), but importantly, I really enjoyed the focus and the project-oriented nature of getting something done. I may have to make this a Sunday tradition. Unfortunately, my iPhone couldn't capture the truly succulent nature of the dish.

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