Last night I made Plov.
PP husband began eating and said “You should open a peasant food restaurant.” I was delighted at the idea except that I still enjoy my day job and cooking is a hobby that I don’t want to make a job. (I made yoga a job and I was so burned out after teacher training that I didn’t touch my mat for a year. More on that later.)
After a short internet search I came across this article in the New York Times.
I suddenly realized that I really do cook like a peasant!
- I cook almost everything from scratch. (brownies are the exception as easy box dessert is life)
- I use farm-fresh ingredients
- I use whatever is in my kitchen
- I try really hard not to waste food
- My dishes are often laborious
- I spend a lot of time in the kitchen
- I like to feed large groups
- I don’t have to grow my own food
- I don’t have to feed lots of mouths (it’s just me and PP husband)
- I don’t have to kill my own food
- I’m not a peasant
So here we are. I started a blog about peasant eating, peasant cooking, peasant money habits and trying to live more like a peasant.