Dora Stone

I'm a personal chef, closeted vegan, lover of food, and tequila.

What? Pope Benedict XVI Is Stepping Down

Have you seen the news today? The Pope quit. A short little sentence, but one of huge historical importance.A Pope hasn't resigned since 1415. 1415...almost seven hundred years ago!!! The amount of time since the last occurrence is just mind-boggling....more
Thank you for writing about this in a positive note. It takes courage to show respect for other ...more

Good Cooks Don't Need Recipes

I think all us have that one friend who’s cooking is so good, they know it, you know it, and they just make it look so easy, but when you ask them  for the recipe they reply, almost smirkingly, “Oh I don’t use recipes, good cooks don’t need recipes.” Now you feel awful, you live off recipes, you spend hours looking at recipes, planning your meals and orchestrating your next project. Well, I disagree. While good cooks may not be held hostage by recipes, they certainly do need them....more
@Polish Mama on the Prairie Check it out, The Flavor Bible will really help you develop your own ...more

Good Cooks Don't Need Recipes

I think all us have that one friend who’s cooking is so good, they know it, you know it, and they just make it look so easy, but when you ask them  for the recipe they reply, almost smirkingly, “Oh I don’t use recipes, good cooks don’t need recipes.” Now you feel awful, you live off recipes, you spend hours looking at recipes, planning your meals and orchestrating your next project. Well, I disagree. While good cooks may not be held hostage by recipes, they certainly do need them....more
@lainierenee Have you read Michael Rhulman's book: Ratio. It's a great book if you want to learn ...more

Good Cooks Don't Need Recipes

I think all us have that one friend who’s cooking is so good, they know it, you know it, and they just make it look so easy, but when you ask them  for the recipe they reply, almost smirkingly, “Oh I don’t use recipes, good cooks don’t need recipes.” Now you feel awful, you live off recipes, you spend hours looking at recipes, planning your meals and orchestrating your next project. Well, I disagree. While good cooks may not be held hostage by recipes, they certainly do need them....more
@HomeRearedChef Thanks for reading! more