My Not So Secret Secret

BrockaHealth & Wellness, WorkLeave a Comment

How I’m actually obsessed with food: ingredients, cooking culture, chef’s personal stories, the restaurant industry, the history of food agriculture, flavor combinations and the creativity in combining all different kinds food… The one thing I don’t indulge in are restaurant reviews. I rarely eat out and will probably never go to the place, so it’s an easy bit of elimination in this otherwise immense category.  I will investigate a particular chef, their personal story or the actual food writer-reviewer themselves, but no, not the restaurant in most cases. Once upon a time before Google, I would go to the bookstore and library to pull out stacks of food books, baking books, and diet books. I would sit with a notepad and … Read More

BrockaMy Not So Secret Secret

Kitchen Basics, Life Basics

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I am standing in my kitchen, leaned against the counter eating a hearty, seasonal winter soup. I see your kitchen light on from across the way. I know you work in the food industry, whether making, serving, or cleaning -it does not matter. We are all susceptible to any environment we are in, literally or subliminally. I wonder what you are making as a meal, as you are not and never dictated by time. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are merely frameworks and concepts of linear-living people. Your clock runs counter to the office employee, the more casual everyday kind of behavior. Your later night lifestyle can be seen as counter-intuitive to human nature, but maybe now, you have the capability … Read More

BrockaKitchen Basics, Life Basics