So I've finally decided that the world of barbeque is my next endeavor. Ever since I was a kid, I would watch my dad grill but was never included in grilling process. Grilling is no longer just a "guy thing" because I am going to be the next grill master of Cohort 1 at CSUSM.
So far I have gathered these two books to start my research into what dishes I want to cook, what meats I want to learn more about, and what kinds of rubs and sauces I want to try. I have a gas grill so I have decided to cook a different kind of meat every week on my grill with a capstone meal of smoking a brisket with a friend's smoker. I will document my progress by taking photos of my meals and the steps I take to prepare them. I may even bring in samples to class for review from my classmates.
I am excited to try some new recipes so wish me luck!
Cheese-making or barbecue?
For my 20% project this semester, I have decided to focus on something cooking related. Right now, my skills are limited to cereal, scrambled eggs, and boxed pastas but it is something I want to be better at, I just haven't quite found that time to explore. I have narrowed my focus down to two types of cooking that interest me: 1) making cheese. I have always wanted to try making my own cheese, I just always thought it was easier to buy it or 2) master the art of barbecuing. This skill, usually reserved for the men in my family, always looked fun and is one of my favorite foods.