As I've mentioned on this blog before, I'm not a natural cook. I'm a good cook (I think) but not a natural one... I need recipes, clear quantities and photos, otherwise I panic and get heart palpitations.
"Season to taste"... With what? How much? Tell me, please!
"Just throw in what you think would taste good with it"... Like what?
So, while shopping with my mum in Hong Kong this week, I was thrilled when she picked up a recipe book called 'Asian: One Step at a Time' by Judy Vassallo.
It is utterly brilliant paint-by-numbers cooking... each recipe has large photos of what the ingredients should look like before, during and after. It's totally idiot-proof and the perfect way for me to finally learn how to harness Asian flavours and cook food from my new region. It's also available on Amazon.com, alongside other step-by-step themes by Judy.
So, I have vowed to cook at least one recipe from this book each week, until I have cooked each and every one. I'll blog about it and hopefully post some of the recipes, although I'm scared Judy Vassallo might sue me for copyright infringement.
Judy Vassallo? Please don't sue me, I think your book is true genius. If I overstep my bounds with blogging about these recipes, just send me an email or post a nasty comment.