A Spectacular Celebration of Global Cuisines, Music & More

A Spectacular Celebration of Global Cuisines, Music & More

The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is taking place right now in Florida.  Hot Hubby and I have plans to attend later this year.  We love the creativity, tastes and smells of EPCOT during this event.  I have always loved to eat, but preparing it is another matter.

I have never been a great cook…make that good cook…better say tolerable cook.   So it is a good thing that Hot Hubby doesn’t like to eat.  It makes us the perfect pair.

I once had a discussion with a great cook, who said, “If you can read, you can cook.”  I disagree completely.  I own and have read multiple cookbooks.   I gather all of the ingredients, I measure everything carefully and I get to that dreaded phrase, “season to taste.”   If  I knew how this was supposed to taste, why would I need a cookbook?  It doesn’t tell you with what to season.  So I end up throwing in all of the spices I own, and it tastes awful.

I am a practical person and I hate recipes that call for part of something.  I once tried to make Orange chicken from a recipe that called for half a can of orange concentrateorange chicken.   But what am I supposed to do with the other half?  Not wanting to be wasteful, I just added the whole thing…..not a good idea.  My kids still talk about how awful that chicken was.

Maybe because I am such a horrible cook, it lets me appreciate when I eat something spectacular.  I love the creativity and presentation of the food at Disney.  It always inspires me to want to try harder when I get home.  I just have to make sure I have the fire department on speed dial for my next attempt.foodandwine image

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