Cooking: I come by it honestly…

Posted by on Dec 20, 2008 in Good Eats, Herstory, Word Flow | 2 Comments

I was going through my photos on my computer, and I found this one:

Making breakfast, 1976

Making breakfast, 1976

Originally uploaded by Bnita-Denise.

First of all, what a muffin I was! I mean, really – check me out, working that babuschka scarf. I was fashion-forward even then.

Second of all, for anyone who wonders at the origins of my focus on food, here you have it, caught on camera, at the tender age of 8 years old. The story behind this picture is this: I loved pancakes and bacon for breakfast on Saturdays so much that I took over making them for the whole family. My love of cooking has only spiraled farther out of control since then. Look at me now, I am making vegan chocolate pudding and all kinds of other recipes for chrissakes. And yes, I still love a good stack of pancakes too (although not Hungry Jack).


  1. amberlinn
    December 22, 2008

    too cute 🙂 It was Sunday morning family breakfast in our household. One day I wanted to surprise my Dad (Sunday was ‘his day’) and I woke up at the crack of dawn so I could make breakfast before he got up and sneak back to bed and pretend I had *no idea* how breakfast got made 🙂
    Apparently I did too good of a job, cause after that he started waking me up early with “Hey, let’s go make breakfast!” lol
    I was waffle-a-holic myself. Waffles and bacon smoothered in syrup, to this day, will still make this raw-vegan’s eyes bug and mouth-water! mmm mmm mmm

  2. Denise
    December 22, 2008

    To me, waffles and pancakes are kissing cousins – pretty much the same thing, but in a different format. It’s just that waffles involve a waffle iron – wherein the problem lies. When I was growing up, that meant a lot of prep work before and cleaning afterward, because we always had the dubious waffle irons where the batter would stick like crazy.

    Rawffles sound amazing! Let me know when you get that recipe worked out, sensei.


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