“Too many cooks spoil the broth” isn’t always the case. CAMARADERIE makes “group cook” a fun time, and no matter how experienced you are, you can always pick up some culinary tips. My Mom and I and our friends Julie and Margot made lentil soup at a recent group cook, on a cold day when none of us wanted to go out.
Julie is an INTUITIVE chef who doesn’t need a cookbook to whip up a great recipe. We started with lentils and threw in ingredients she had in her kitchen that we knew would work. Margot, Julie and I assembled the ingredients and chopped away.
My Mom, the only cooking-challenged member of the team, put all of her energy into chopping the garlic and then decided she would stick with taking photos.
Julie recommended we saute the spices in olive oil and molasses to bring out their flavor before adding them to the soup. I learned that molasses adds an interesting, SUBTLE (sweet) flavor to a standard lentil soup recipe.
When you COLLABORATE in cooking, you can expand your culinary REPERTOIRE, and have lots of fun.
Charis (and Julie, Margot and Jennie)
- CAMARADERIE = friendship
- SUBTLE = delicate
- INTUITIVE = instinctive
- COLLABORATE = team up
- REPERTOIRE = collection