We all need help sometimes, no matter how good a cook we are. Things go wonky: Cake pans overflow, vegetables melt into a gray gelatinous puddle, chicken suddenly decides to go rubbery in the frying pan. Even those of us who wrangle food for eight hours a day run into our fair share of problems.
Like, just today I put a few potatoes in the oven to bake. One &@$#!% potato refused to cook while all the other potatoes in the oven baked just fine. Either this potato had nine lives or there was something seriously wrong with it.
I’m not sure who cursed this demon tuber, but it sat in that 425° oven for well over an hour, completely impervious to heat and flame. I ended up chucking it into the bin so it could go haunt the landfill (god knows I didn’t want its funky vibes anywhere near the compost bin).
Sometimes you need to ask a question. (“Is there a weird variety of potato that’s exempt from the laws of physics?”)
Sometimes you accomplish an amazing feat and really want to shout it from the rooftops.
And sometimes you just need a little support, sharing an epic failure that threatens to lock your culinary self esteem in dry storage for the next six months.
That’s why I’m building Fearless Fresh, and why I started the new Ninja community on Facebook. It’s a place for cooking beginners and adventurers alike, where you can find friendly-fierce guidance and inspiration for sharpening your skills… so you can feel like a total badass in the kitchen. (Because, you can be. I promise.)
This new community is a place you can go to get answers and hang out with like-minded folks who want to talk about food, cooking, and how it all relates to life. But it’s more than that – it’s also a group of good people who have your back when the beef stew hits the fan.
It’s totally free. So join us today, say hello, and share your questions and experiences!
To-do this week:
Join the Fearless Fresh Ninja group on Facebook, and say hello! Introduce yourself, ask a question, share your biggest win.