Christies Corner

I'm a food writer and recipe developer. My first cookbook, The Messy Baker, is due out in Spring 2014. My motto: No baker left behind!

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  • Location: Canada
  • Favorite foods: Almost anything fresh and properly prepared -- except liver, beets and hot porridge.
  • Last bite on earth: The perfect peach.

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The Crisper Whisperer: Chili-Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro Dressing

I love roasted cauliflower. I adore cilantro. This recipe makes me want to lick the monitor.

I'll be making this recipe very, very soon.

Can You Learn to Cook from Cookbooks?

You learn by doing. Whether you practice with the aid of a cookbook or a hands-on instructor (like Mom), information only moves from theoretical fact to real skill when you put down the book and pick up the sauce pan (or spoon or knife...)

I've learned a lot from watching others cook and from reading cookbooks, but it means nothing unless I get my hand dirty.

Are You a Food Outlier?

I'd say Pollan is mainstream for people who are into the politics of food. But some people are more in tune with book titles than author names. They might recognize "The Omnivore's Dilemma" or "In Defense of Food" but not "Pollan".

And I'll confess -- more than once I thought people were talking about Monty Python. After all, Michael Palin's been on my radar since I was a kid.

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Christie's Corner
Twitter: charmian_c

Twitters about: What's I'm cooking, grilling, burning. There's food, photos and the odd kitchen disaster. Just living up to my tagline: Real food. Real life. It ain't always pretty.