Magical hands

by Kiran on July 15, 2011 · 7 comments

in Food Chat

Not mine.

But my mom’s :)

Happy Friday! By the way, I hope you are enjoying my “Taste-Test” series. Feel free to drop me a liner if you have any ingredients that you want me to taste-test.

Well, I am not a kitchen genius per say. But I would love to credit my mom for sparking my interest in cooking while growing up. Propped up on the counter-space, watching my mom chopping, cooking, stir-frying, tasting, mixing, baking, spooning, swirling – everything she does seems magical. I can never be a better cook in comparison. Ever. I find it so funny when mom compliments me on my cooking. She doesn’t compare, just appreciates the taste.

There are some family recipes that I’ve tried emulating for years now, but it never tastes the same when mom prepares it. Following each and every step of the recipe, just doesn’t justify enough. Her hands has magic.

Ever since moving to the States, I’d no courage whatsoever to even try cooking a crab. Mom on the other hand, cooks one mean crab curry. My mouth waters just looking back at these photos. If you want the recipe, y’all have to wait. I’ve never even attempt to remake it ever since. It takes courage. Loads of it. Mom, I need the recipe!!

I recalled spending great time laughing so hard over the fact that my mom literally created a lemon cake recipe just by looking at my pantry and refrigerator for ingredients and ideas. The cake was baked out of the blue. That’s my mom :)

Love you mom :)

There are several ways I am hoping to emulate my mom:

  • being as innovative and intuitive when it comes to creating recipes.
  • constantly strive towards being a perfectionist.
  • criticism only makes me a better cook.
  • never give up, trials and errors are your best friend in the kitchen.
  • food is always a great conversation starter.
  • never be afraid to bake once in a while!

Mom,

If you are reading this, please give me your pearls of wisdom, sprinkled with some magic :)

Do you have magical hands? Who is the foodie inspiration in your life?

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1 Kristina @ spabettie July 15, 2011 at 11:40 AM

oh, I LOVE this. I feel the same way about my mom, she was definitely instrumental in creating my love of cooking and baking. When I was a kid, she would start dinners in the early afternoon, making everything from scratch, like a fresh pasta dough she would cut into noodles with a knife on the counter. :)

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2 Kiran July 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Kristina,
Thanks for sharing your memories honey. I sometime try too hard to emulate my mom – it’s magical hands that is impossible to emulate ;)

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3 Holli July 16, 2011 at 10:24 AM

What a beautiful post Kiran… I loved this! Your mom sounds like a very interesting lady….. she’s gorgeous too! You look so much like her……

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4 Kiran July 20, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Holli,
Thanks a lot honey. Mom’s are always the best :)

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5 Robert July 17, 2011 at 11:26 PM

THAT’S AMAZZZZZING!

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6 kankana July 18, 2011 at 2:27 AM

Such a love post .. I am missing my mom now :(

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7 Kiran July 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Kankana,
Awww.. sorry this post made you miss your mom. It made me too, so I had to post about my mommy :)

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