Find what you really, really love.
And do it with extraordinary focus.
One of my most favorite things to do is stand at my kitchen peninsula with people I adore sitting on the opposite side. Often with a fantastic cocktail by our sides, two conversations are happening simultaneously. The verbal one, of course. A continuous flow of thought-provoking discussions with crass jokes peppered throughout. The act of preparing a meal – chopping, whisking, grilling, baking and everything in between – is the nonverbal dialogue. It is where feelings are exchanged. Memories are shared. Bellies are filled.
Culinary Cory is the digital adaptation of the warm and fuzziness I get when I cook for others. I want you to feel that you are sitting at my counter. I want to share stories, food related or otherwise, just as I would when you are in my home. Smiling and laughing together.
This blog is a labor of love for me. My creative outlet. There is no advertising or other clutter you find with the typical blog these days. I want to focus to be about food and the conversation that goes with it.
Finally, thank you for reading Culinary Cory. I look forward to chatting with you on the other side of the counter sometime soon.
About the Recipes
I have cooked since I was in the single digits. While not a chef, and please don’t call me that, I have experience in commercial kitchens. My recipes assume you have a general understanding of how to cook without everything spelled out. With the exception of baking, there is plenty of room to play. Don’t be intimidated. I’ll try to share when deviations are possible and when they are not.
You may notice the ingredients section of each recipe is structured with the item listed in front. The quantity is next and preparation, if needed, is last. I first encountered this format in Nigella Lawson’s At My Kitchen Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking. It’s exactly how I read recipes, particularly when displayed on a digital medium. I always check to make sure I have what is needed and then confirm if I have enough. I love the format and I hope you do as well.
Disclosure: The opinions shared on this site are my own. They are not a reflection of any past, present or future employers.