Coast Cooking

Kitchen disasters happen — learn from them and move on

Not everything we make turns out right, as you can see from Kim Wilson’s expression.
Not everything we make turns out right, as you can see from Kim Wilson’s expression. Special to the Sun Herald

Kim Wilson is my business partner, and we spend a great deal of time in the kitchen together.

We teach cooking classes at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center on Tuesdays and on Wednesday’s at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center.

Both classes are based on the cookbook we are working on, “In a Quick Minute,” recipes that will impress your family, but that can be accomplished in 30 minutes or less.

We test-cook every recipe for every class and every recipe that is going into the cookbook.

We are both home cooks, not professionally trained chefs. So, disasters do occasionally happen.

For instance, in my first attempt at making tortillas, I cleaned up masa for days, and the number of times I burned a roux, until Kim taught me the proper technique. Wow!

But kitchen disasters never keep us from cleaning up and trying again. There is nothing Kim and I would rather do, than spend a lazy afternoon in the kitchen.

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