This is my first post to begin my new venture into blogdom as The Surprised Gourmet. Come on in, have a cup of coffee (or your favorite beverage) with me, relax and let’s talk about food, family, fun, and life in general.
I’m a Southern gentleman who traces his love of food back to the traditions of his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. I enjoy traditional cooking, but also love to experiment with new foods and methods.
Bear with me as I navigate this new course and learn the ins and outs of blogging. I’m here to share my love of cooking with you, along with tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way to make cooking easier and more fun. In exchange I hope to learn from you as well.
As I’m just getting started, I’m not associated with all the social media links I need to be even though they’re listed in my sidebar. I’ll get connected to all of them soon and hope you’ll connect with me there as well. I hope to be blogging at least 2 to 3 times a week, but in the beginning I’ll probably just be blogging on Mondays and Wednesdays.
I look forward to getting to know y’all and share my enthusiasm about cooking. There’s just something about preparing food and eating that brings family and friends closer together. Whether it’s a complex elegant meal or a simple sandwich, it’s all about enjoying the process as well as the end results.
So I invite you into my virtual kitchen, have a cup of coffee (or tea), sit back and relax as we browse through recipes and talk about food, family and life in general.
Cucina felice! (In case you’re wondering, that’s ‘happy cooking’ in Italian.)