Hello, welcome to my blog. My name is Michael and I’m a Southern soul that enjoys some good libations mixed with excellent cuisine. I started cooking because I was inspired by a great friend. Since then, this passion has transpired into something phenomenal and cooking has now become my ultimate hobby. I struggle following simple recipes but learning some core concepts followed by observed techniques and strategies have made me confident in saying that I’m a pretty damn good cook.
The first rule is to make fun of yourself. If you do this, it takes the opportunity away from someone else. I live by this, both in my personal life and in my kitchen. Relax, and use what you know and build off of it, laughing all the way and acknowledging your mistakes. If you own up to them, they happen less often!
On a very personal level, I have two English bulldogs that I love like children. Pearl and Bertha, often referred to as white cow and brown cow, are always in the kitchen with me waiting for something to drop so they can mop the floor. They’re always ready.
Although I’m a self proclaimed cook, I’m actually a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. I work in a skilled rehab unit working mostly with adults. It’s a great coincidence that I’m a foodie at heart because working with dysphagia patients (those with swallowing disorders), my knowledge and understanding of tastes, textures, and flavor profiles have helped me both at work and at home.
I hope you enjoy my site. Cooking is a passion of mine. Helping others and sharing my passion is my destiny. Grab a drink and read on!