New Flavors, Same Pamela, New Year!
As many of you know, already, I’ve been working on my second cookbook. The book is part memoir and it’s forcing me to go deeply into my past . I’m having to re-evaluate my brand to make sure that I’m giving you the Pamela Morgan Flavors that you know and love!
Lights! Camera! Cooking!
As I’m evaluating one of the things that I have been thinking a lot about is my video content.. There are many out there who might suggest quick videos with hot tips and easy how-tos, but I think you all want more than that. You want more of the real Pamela Morgan!
Who is the real Pamela Morgan, anyway?
I had to think about what’s important to me, why do I do what I do and what is it that my readers really care about? It hit me. What’s truly important to me is how food and cooking has formed my relationships and what’s it’s meant in my family. Cooking became an important part of my connection to my mother when I moved far away from her Texas kitchen. Spending time with my son in the kitchen gave us a bond that’s now unbreakable, regardless of our distance. My husband, Michael, gets to taste how much I love him every time I serve him a plate of one of my creations. And my own relationship with myself improves every time I take the time to cook and fuel my body, my heart, and my soul.
I had a party on New Year’s Day and as I was cooking up a storm, I had the thought that if I weren’t cooking I had no idea what else I would want to be doing! It’s my therapy, and my way to connect with my friends, family, and loved ones. Whether we’re cooking together or I’m cooking for them, it’s an experience that I treasure. That’s what I want to share with you. How cooking can help to strengthen your relationships with yourself and everyone around you.
A Happy Time for Food!
Cooking is also a journey that’s constantly teaching me new things. Food evolves, we evolve, and our bodies response to different foods is ever-changing. It keeps us on our toes. Which is why this week, I’m giving you two recipes! Two grilled salad dishes–because it is the New Year, after all! However, these are not your average healthy salads that you might expect in a January food blog. They’re rich, hearty and warm. Break out the grill plate, the good parmesan, and don’t forget the anchovies!