I have been exploring the art of cooking recently. I used to really dislike cooking and I have to admit that it’s something I’m still kind of iffy about. However, I am starting to learn about the creativity behidn making meals and that’s making me more inclined to try out different dishes in my kitchen and to experiment with having fun while cooking.
As a result of this newfound interest, I’ve been writing and reading more about food lately. I just started a really good book by Isabelle Allende on Aphrodisiacs (Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses) which I highly recommend to anyone interested in the passion of food. And I’m doing a lot more reading of food blogs and articles about cooking.
Today I got the chance to explore an interesting aspect of this topic when answering a HubPages request that someone made for an article with a vegetarian recipe alternative to bigos. Bigos is a traditional Polish dish made with multiple kinds of meat so I got to explore the creativity of this dish in my mind to consider how to make a vegetarian alternative to it that would be comparable to the original.
This got me thinking about all of the different foods there are that we can use in place of meat. There are meat alternatives made in factories. There are more ntural meat alternatives like soy and tofu. And then there are vegetables that are thick and yet rather bland (potatoes and mushrooms) which can provide a meat-like texture to dishes for vegetarians. Hm, this is making me want to go play around in my kitchen!