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Leaving behind the kid cereal

I can't really cook and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I can't really cook and I'm not ashamed to admit it. It's not even so much that I'm awful, (well maybe if you discount the fact that I somehow managed to ruin macaroni and cheese recently), it's just that I can't really be bothered to try anything new since I'm a picky eater. And by picky I in no way mean refined, as my preferences probably resemble that of a 10-year-old boy: spaghetti, peanut butter sandwiches, sugary cereal and grilled cheese, to name a few. Sure, there are a few things I can prepare moderately well, but the recent realization that perhaps it is time to eat healthier and more “grown-up” food has gotten me interested in trying new things. It's time for me to add some new dishes to my repertoire.

That is why I am asking our readers to send in their favourite recipes for me to try for our new Julia Child/Julie Powell-inspired cooking section. As portrayed in the movie Julie &Julia, Powell prepared 524 of renowned chef Julia Child's recipes in 365 days, and wrote a book about it.

I am not nearly as ambitious as Powell, but I will try out as many of the recipes as I can, write about my experience cooking (and eating) them, and publish them for others to try. From entrees to soups to desserts, nothing is off-limits (although I feel like I might regret saying this later). And anyone brave enough to invite me into their kitchen to teach me a thing or two, is most welcome to.

Send me your recipes at [email protected]. Bon appétit!

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