Math vs. Cooking …

It’s said that there are 3 kinds of people in the world, those who understand math and those who don’t!

At this point you have probably figured out what kind I am.

I don’t hate math … OK, actually I do.

It seems so constraining. There is only one right answer in math … I have a problem with that. Life is not that simple. Life is filled with wonderful options. It’s not black and white, it’s filled with an endless palette of colors. It’s filled with an amazing array of smells, textures, sounds and yes, tastes.

You may be asking … “What does that have to do with cooking, Poppy”?

As far as I’m concerned, recipes are merely suggestions, not mathematical formulas.  Recipes should be idea starters, don’t feel like you have to follow them exactly. Anything I post … please bend, fold, spindle and mutilate as you see fit!

Explore, experiment, expand your horizons (and always avoid alliteration).

Want to add a little jalapeño to that dessert … go for it!

Anchovies in that pasta sauce … absolutely,  just wait until your family is raving about it before you tell them the ingredients.

In Poppy’s humble opinion, cooking is an art, not a science. Have fun with it. What’s the worst that can happen? … and keep a frozen pizza handy for those occasions  😉

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