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 concentrate. 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.