Today’s Ask the Audience is a chance for you to help Home Ec 101 better serve you. I try to be very thorough when testing recipes for this site as we are trying to provide a resource for those venturing into the kitchen with little experience and those working toward reducing their grocery budget. When not tweaking recipes for posting I am more of an impromptu chef, I have a menu item in mind, but it is altered according to my whim. I wish I could teach that style of cooking on a large scale, but it’s somewhat like riding a bicycle, it takes practice, a little courage, and a willingness suck it up and try again. It is hard, for me, to convey in a print format.
I know I dropped the ball with the bread making tutorials, but as I live near Charleston, SC and will not engage in heavy baking until the heat breaks. Hang in there, somewhere around October I will begin again.
So with baking temporarily off the table what kind of recipes and tutorials are you interested in? Is there a sadly neglected food group or menu style you would like to see in the spotlight? Please keep in mind that the recipes tested are actually fed to my guinea pigs family, so the speed of posting is highly dependent on budget, mood, and our activity level. Now, someday if we land a totally fab corporate sponsorship (one can dream, right?) I’ll be able to address requests in a more timely manner.
So let’s hear it, Home Eccers, what do you want to see on the Home Ec 101 menu?