So for the last year and a half I sort of disappeared from Cuisine Genie.
Time passed and glancing guiltily at old posts I figured it would be silly to start writing on here again. This blog seemed more associated with my old life (as a HR Manager, as I was when I first started it) and sure wasn't I too busy now learning how to cook and writing my fancy newspaper column?
Oooo yeah. Remember Mr. Moustache's lunch box? Well turns out other people like them too. And I've somehow ended up with a column all about the humble lunch box for the London Evening Standard. Except this is now about lunch boxes inspired by my favourite London restaurants and their signature dishes. And now you can read all about turning restaurant dishes into simple lunch boxes. If that kind of thing floats your boat you can read about it here. And if it doesn't well that's ok, I get that some people don't swoon about lunch boxes.
So there I was writing about lunch boxes. Trying to cook. Living the dream in the big city, well chuffed that for the moment at least I won't have to hang my head in shame and skulk back to the corporate world. But still my little blog lies neglected, slowly gathering dust in cyber space. Each week my mum would ring and demand to know when my next update would be. 'But I'm really busy with work and y'know writing about the lunch boxes and y'know I just don't have time...'. And I'd roll over, turn on Netflix and figure I'd start writing again on it some day.
Then just this evening I figured I'd do it. (I'd watched the last episode of Narcos). I started this blog before the crazy journey from HR to kitchens began and now that I'm a little way into it well it might just be the right time to keep going.
Perhaps now is a good time to share with you all the mistakes, disasters and general catastrophes that feature in learning how to cook professionally. So g'wan, pull up a chair, pour a cup of tea and read about what happens when I stopped talking about it and just did it. (except I actually kept talking and sometimes I can't stop and that probably gets really annoying, but you know what I mean it's good to talk isn't it?).