Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Remy the rat from Ratatouille, and Matthew Bauer….what do these all have in common? The answer: nothing. The first three are without question elite cooks and then you have myself, the outsider, wishing too reach those talent levels. Luckily this has never had an impact as great cooks have always been around whether it was my dad or my roommate Johnny Funkhouser whose meals always lived up to his Italian ancestry.
In August upon arrival to my new home, it did not take long to realize I was on my own which translated to basic meals. However over the last month I have pushed myself away from frozen pizzas/carry outs and begun a journey of learning how to cook. Starting off it was slow with bland pastas or chicken, but recently I decided too to put my “skills” to the test. No idea what my thought process was one day but I was walking through the store and a lamb shoulder caught my eye. Being a sucker of a good sale, it did not take me long to purchase the lamb.
Immediately when I got back home I questioned my purchase and quickly turned to Google for advice. 5 hours of cooking time, a intricate marinating process, and of course the Irish necessity of having potatoes as side dish; I was in the midst of my Super Bowl of cooking.
Shockingly enough the lamb turned out to be delicious. Even though the picture may not do it justice, I enjoyed it or at least made myself think I enjoyed it. So now Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Remy the rat from Ratatouille, and Matthew Bauer….what do these all have in common? Answer: still nothing