Hi, I’m Georgie! Welcome to “My Eclectic Bites”!
I am a chemist (no, I am not the “Breaking Bad” kind) by day and a mess-making cook by night. I have been cooking since I started college. The deal with my parents was that I would cook dinner every day, and they would pay for my college tuition (I lived with my parents). It was a sweet deal. I am very grateful that I graduated college with ZERO debt. Yes, I am a very lucky person :). As a result, I can say I have been cooking for a while and know my way around the kitchen. But it wasn’t always like that.
Many of my friends have a hard time believing there was a time when making a package of ramen noodles was a huge challenge for me. Yes, I thought I could just skip measuring the water, so my final product often had no soup or had so much water that it desperately needed extra salt for human consumption. When I first started cooking (if you’d consider heating up the contents of a package as cooking), it was all about opening cans or bags and serving them as dinner. Then I graduated to “Just Add Meat” boxed foods and the occasional pasta with trusty jar sauces (thanks, Prego, Classico, and Barilla!). I now can confidently follow pretty much any recipe and often come up with my own. I really hope I can be a small encouragement to those who are not very comfortable in the kitchen!
I like to cook and eat every type of food that’s known to the human race, hence the name of my site. I love spreading creamy brie cheese on multigrain crackers with a drizzle of honey as an appetizer, devouring Korean blood sausage with a big bowl of Pho (minus the cilantro!!! NO cilantro for me!!!!!) as my main course, and cracking the perfectly caramelized sugar on top of rich creme brulee for dessert. I know these dishes don’t really go together, but that’s what I crave and how I eat. As much as I would love to be one of those sophisticated foodies, I cannot deny who I am. I can only be myself!
So here I am, with my eclectic appetite and a cooking style to match!
I hope you find reasons to smile in My Eclectic Bites 🙂