Be Careful What You Wish For
Did you ever think about how seriously I'm taking my blog series? How careful I am to convey precise information? Or, if I research prior to writing about something?
Generally speaking, I don't make up any of my stories and never offer information I'm unsure of. And if I’m going to recommend something to you, I try it myself first.
This is true even with recipes that my co-writer, Chef Johannes, kindly shares. I always test these recipes first, making sure they can be prepared easily in a home kitchen, and that everyone can get the ingredients without having to substitute. I’m aware of these sources where chefs and other professionals get their supplies—places that a regular consumer can’t enter.
So, when Chef got back to me and sent me the recipe for the beer cheese soup that I wrote about the other day in my blog # 28, Oh Boy, It’s Cold, I rushed to the kitchen to prepare it. But when I gathered the ingredients, I realized that there was no cheese on the list. Hmmm, I thought, and texted Johannes, asking him about it.
Ten minutes later he emailed me, “Voilà,” he said. “Here is the one with cheese. Now you can pick and choose.”
I guess I shot myself in the foot, as now I'll need to cook both—as the saying goes, be careful what you ask for.
Stay tuned while I’m in the kitchen. Soon, I'll share with you the better recipe of the two. Maybe you will end up with two winning recipes—you never know!
Time to get cooking.