One of the other goals that I have had for this year is to incorporate more cooking techniques into my daily cooking, in particular I'd like to try more molecular gastronomy techniques. I feel like I do well on the fundamentals of cooking, but I tend to be a little straight-laced with my techniques, I could definitely stand to branch out more. I have been inspired by the molecular gastronomy of Grant Achatz, Thomas Keller, Ferran Adria, Heston Blumenthal and Laurent Gras, and so many more. I'll admit I tend to be a traditionalist and a bit on the conservative side, but I am so intrigued by molecular gastronomy. I am hoping to develop more skills in that arena this year.
Another goal that I have for the blog is to work on my food photography and food styling, I wish that I was better at that, but I think that lots and lots of practice on that is going to be the best way to improve, so hopefully you will see improvement in my photos and plating throughout the year. This year I am also going to try to introduce more foods to Mr. Love From Scratch, maybe I can get him to like pate and mushrooms after all! It could happen, but for now, more mushrooms and pate for me!