Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Making of Neurotic Kitchen - A Retrospective in Recipes

Two years ago today I cooked a lovely duck dish. It looked so pretty that I snapped a picture of it and posted it, where else, on Facebook. I couldn't believe the reception it got when my friends all flooded in with comments on how delicious it looked. That day, a new hobby was born.

Robert Irvine's Duck with Apple Pomegranate Sauce, Photo: NK
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I love to cook. I love to plate. Most of all, I love to eat. This was not only two years ago, but also a few pounds ago. But from that day on, each week, in an online album that I dubbed "Food Porn" (back then, this term was semi-original!), I would document my weekly dinners and cooking adventures, and include the links to the recipes I used. Once I hit about 50 photos, just after one year's time, I decided it was time to take my cooking to the blogosphere. This go 'round, I'd create my own recipes or adapt existing ones, telling their stories along the way. My purpose was the same as it is now: to show that even beautiful, delicious looking and outrageously tasty dishes could indeed be easy and accessible to the everyday cook with a day job (me!). 

Because I'd like to give credit where credit is due, I must tell you that it is in no small part because of the encouragement of my friends and family that Food Porn went public in the form of Neurotic Kitchen - a place where I am lucky enough to interact with all of you! 

As my homage to where it all began, I am using today's post to revisit some of Food Porn's most well received dishes. Follow the recipe links to try them for yourself! Enjoy, and as always, thanks for joining me on the neurotic culinary journey I like to call life. 

Rao's Lemon Chicken, Photo: NK
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Cuban Pork Chops with Mojo, Photo: NK
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Thai Ground Pork Salad, Photo: NK
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Juicy Buttermilk Pork Chops, Cheddar Grits, and Okra, Photo: NK
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