Cooking…The Way It Should Be

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Cooking By The Seat Of My Pants

The name of this blog drew me in the first time I saw it. What does that mean—Cooking by the seat of my pants? Basically, it means cooking the way I think most of us do, if not at first, eventually…just like blogger Jerry Russell did.

Cooking By The Seat Of My Pants – Why You Should Go

We’ve covered a lot of cooking and food blogs here at Digg It, but none of them quite like this one. Most of the blogs that we’ve covered, as most cooking blogs are, have been either blogs of professional cooks and chefs or blogs by everyday cooks who do things very much by the book. Not so with Jerry’s blog.

Jerry Russell is, as he says, “cooking by the seat of his pants.” Which simply means he’s tossed aside the cookbooks, the rules, the ‘must-do’s’ and ‘can’t do’s’ and has made cooking an adventure, mixing and matching and creating new combinations and fly-by-the-seat recipes as he goes. The results are usually mouth- and eye-watering, but as Jerry (a web-designer and pro blogger by technical profession) says, sometimes the results are only “so-so” and sometimes down-right disastrous; but every experience is a learning experience, and it all makes for good blogging, either for the food and taste value, the room-for-improvement value, or just the laughs at Jerry’s expense.

“Cooking by the Seat of My pants is more than just a really catchy name for a food blog. (Well, I think it’s pretty catchy.) It’s the way I cook. I rarely use a recipe, and if I do, I blatantly neglect to follow it once I get going. I just fly through the kitchen by the seat of my pants and cook for the sheer unadulterated pleasure it gives me…

…Cooking should be fun. It should be an adventure, and the best part of that adventure is sharing. Since I can’t invite the whole world for supper, and because I have no interest at all in returning to the world of the professional cook, this is my way of sharing.”

Summing Up Cooking By The Seat Of My Pants

Jerry Russell has taken a much less structured approach to his cooking, and one that feels much more ‘normal’ than many elite cooking blogs. His is more like cooking for those of us in the real world, all the while being also something of a permission slip to let yourself go, experiment, and enjoy your food and make it fun.

Go here to check out Cooking By The Seat Of My Pants.

*By the way—Jerry’s wife, currently serving in the U.S. Air Force, has recently been deployed overseas. He shares these challenges as well in his personal stories. Our respect and gratitude to Jerry, his wife, and family for their service and sacrifice.

Mary Ward
Do You Digg It!
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