Kirk Castro

Eats

Brief articles on how to step up your cooking game

Srsly... Another food blog?

 
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I know, as if the internet needs more people writing about food, or anything for that matter… #dealwithit

What this is: Brief articles on how to step up your cooking game from a toast and cold cereal kind of cook (like I was).

What this isn’t: An extremely well informed, deep dive into cooking, science, and food. There is plenty of that on the internet.
My go-to's for that are: J. Kenji Lopez Alt & Serious Eats, ChefSteps, Chowhound, the Kitchn, ATK, and Epicurious. My favorite celebrity chefs are Alton Brown, Gordon Ramsey, and Mario Batali. They all have great online content, and you should check it out.

Let me be clear: I don't know everything about cooking. I’ve never worked in a restaurant. I have only been cooking for our family since 2016. I love it though.

I have had many hobbies over the last 10 years: climbing, cars, shooting, wood-crafting, leather-crafting, brewing, computers, making music, and then some. As I read those, I can’t help but see how basic I am. lol. Although I still love most of those things, none of them have fulfilled me like cooking. I hope I can share why, and inspire you to start cooking better. I also hope to learn from you (lol, hi mom!) through discussions and comments, on how I can cook better, tastier things. 

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Cooking has the unique ability to satisfy the immediate gratification of having a finished product within a few hours, with little skill. Not to say “it’s easy and anyone can be Gordon Ramsey within a few hours”, but that it’s simple to be happy with what you make, and you only get better with time.

The best part about cooking is that it’s not about you, but something you share with family and friends. It’s a way to serve and love people, and feel fulfilled in making something with your own hands. Sharing a meal is by far the best way to get to know people.

My goal is to share brief articles about things I feel helped me cook better, and that maybe they could do the same for you.

Go now...
Open your home, serve people, and keep cooking.

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31