Bon Appetit - January 2010
Stop procrastinating. That's what I tell myself, day in and day out. Sure, life can get in the way, sometimes you're too busy, sometimes you just don't feel like it. But enough is enough. If you don't start now, then when? A New Year's resolution this isn't. It's just Kismet that a new year is beginning at the same time that I finally got inspired to dust off my long forsaken blog. You know how when you move and begin to sort through your belongings, you always find something you had long forgotten about? And you are overcome by a sense of nostalgia as you reminisce about it? That's how I feel right now, re-discovering my blog. A sense of comfort, as though it were just yesterday that I was last here, not over a year ago.
I recently received my first issue of Bon Appetit magazine in place of Gourmet. I must admit that at first sight I felt another pang of sadness at the loss of Gourmet. I almost resented Bon Appetit for still being around. Not because I had anything against the magazine itself, it's just that I had always been loyal to Gourmet. Yet as I opened the plastic covering and pulled the magazine out, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of hope and excitement. The birth of a new relationship. I have to admit, I really enjoyed this issue. And I hope I continue to enjoy future issues. As I was making the Poblano Albóndigas with Ancho Chile Soup from this issue of Bon Appetit, it occurred to me that while I often review Gourmet and Bon Appetit recipes on Epicurious.com, I've never done so here. So with renewed inspiration, I plan to document my budding relationship with Bon Appetit and review its recipes here. It'll be like an unofficial Bon Appetit Test Kitchen for the at-home cook. I plan to follow the recipe exactly as written and review it as such. Then if need be, I will experiment and add my own suggestions. I expect a wild ride and a tasteful journey, and I hope that you'll come along for the ride.