I Need to Talk About This
Erika Sauter
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Oh, please don’t hate cooking! It’s magic. And you grow your own food?? Even more so…

A thought: I cook for a living and the recipes presented in the Times stress me out. Cooking isn’t about recipes — it’s about understanding how to build flavors and a little bit about technique. Once you know a few things, you can do anything. I promise.

Since you’re a vegetarian with a garden, you lucky person, maybe play with soups first? They’re easy and delicious and you can freeze them forever and they just get better while they sit there…

And they’d go great with your breadmaker’s bread…