|Dmomita SPOTSLIGHT "THE FOODIE FACTS GROUP"|
The SPOTLIGHT is on
Dmomita: At what age did you start cooking?
Brande: I started cooking a little in college. My mom sent me off with a binder of my favorite recipes that she used to make. They were standards like spahetti with meat sauce, which I'd make in big pots to feed my then boyfriend and all his roomates. Getting the compliments always made me feel good and I enjoyed "taking care" of people I cared about.
Dmomita: College days I remember them well. They ole hot plate.. What do you find easy about cooking?
Brande: The easy thing about cooking is that really anyone can do it. If you can read a recipe and follow instructions, you can cook. Learning advanced techniques comes with time, but nowadays, there is so much out there for beginning cooks that helps them gain confidence and have success.
Dmomita: What do you find difficult about cooking?
Brande: Not sure that I find anything difficult about it except that maybe I run across a badly written or untested recipe that turns out to be a disaster. I've gotten better about picking the good ones, and I have my trusted sources from people or websites that I know thoroughly test the recipes. Some of my favorites include Smitten Kitchen because her recipes are tested to the max and Bon Appetit for the same reason.
Dmomita: WOW Brande I can't say that has ever happen to me. However I Dmomita spin all recipes I come across that I may find very tasty. Do you cook for any organizations?
Brande: If you count my husband and four cats as an organization, then yes!
Dmomita: Too funny Brande but Dmomita loves the kitty cats. I am sure they follow you around when you are making something of their liking. What is your area of expertise in the cooking game?
Brande: My passion is cooking great, but simple meals using whole food ingredients that are seasonal and local. I don't believe in processed foods or taking shortcuts using pre-made stuff. I have all kinds of reasons for this, but you can learn more about me and my food philosophy on my website, tomatoenvy.com. As I've gotten more experienced as a cook, I'm always amazed at how much can be made from scratch as opposed to buying it at the store with all kinds of nasty preservatives and additives. My homemade pie crust has four ingredients. Compare that to the pre-made stuff you get at the store! I make my own salad dressings, mayonnaise, pancake "mix", and hamburger buns, among other things.
Dmomita: Brande I like your website and I do follow it. I am impress by your zeal for all natural and freshly grown products you use when preparing your scruptous looking dishes. What is your favorite dish?
Brande: That's so hard to answer! The only thing I love more than cooking is EATING! I love the results of cooking, and I'm always trying new things. In general, I like comfort food dishes like baked pastas and hearty stews. I love making a "beans and greens" soup with all kinds of seasonal greens and spicy sausage to serve with a crisp salad and good bread. And, I would count any dessert as a "favorite dish"!
Dmomita: Can you share your experience with the Foodie Facts Group... Are you enjoying the culinary fun?
Brande: The Foodie Facts Group is great because it pools the expertise and wisdom of home cooks from all walks of life. The best way to learn is to let someone else share their experience! And, I never, ever get tired of seeing those photos of what everyone cooks up.
Please visit my web page dedicated to decadent living at tomatoenvy.com!
Dmomita: Brande thank you so much for allowing me to interview you. It is greatly appreciated. I am very honor that you are a member of “The Foodie Facts Group”.
Again Thanks so much for allowing us to get to know you.
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Cynthia, Yum! Now I want some ribs for lunch! Thank you so much for sharing your What?? Lovely cooking segment! Very nice. We sure do appreciate your being a big fan of our Vidalias and hope you’ll continue to be such a great ambassador for us. Too bad we’re out of season for another year, but once we get back in stores late April, I know you’ll be cooking up some more good stuff.
“Sweet” regards, "If it's not from Georgia, it's not a Vidalia. Trust the Original Sweet Onion."
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Ms. Dmomita, I want to wish you much success in all your endeavors, as well as peace & prosperity. Keep those dishes coming, because they look great Sista, YUM! Move over Rachael & Sunny! (smile)
Peace & Blessings~
Ms. Dmomita American's discounting cooking as a creative art especially African Americans. Comfort food, Sunday dinners mean sharing with family and friends, when is the last time you shared a big mac? Go for it!!!!! That's not a dish that's a creation! Man oh Man
Mr. Kenneth M. – Detroit, MI
I always enjoy your videos. I never tought of making Gumbo because I dont like rice, you made it look so simple I think I can do this. I have mine just as it is as a soup and make some rice for the hubby. I have made you country ribs, and the cornish hens. Honey we loved it, please continue doing these videos.
I will be keeping an eye on your broadcasts.
VERY NICE , I LOVE CORNISH HENS THANK YOU