Victoria

“When I first met my boyfriend I told him I knew how to cook. I did not. Turns out he was really into cooking, but for real! I had to learn quickly to keep the charade going.”

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Meet Victoria, sous-vide lover in Tri-Taylor!

Get to know Victoria in this Shmeal Q&A, then get her “Hangover Helper (boozy baked French Toast” on Saturday and Sunday in Tri-Taylor!

Q: How did you first learn to cook?

Victoria: Funny story, when I first met my boyfriend I told him I knew how to cook. I did not. Turns out he was really into cooking, but for real! I had to learn quickly to keep the charade going. I failed, a lot. I have come to appreciate all the effort and thought that goes into creating a dish, home cooked or restaurant meals alike.

Victoria's "Hangover Helper"
Saturday and Sunday in Tri-Taylor – Victoria’s Hangover Helper, boozy baked French Toast soaked in Bailey’s & Cointreau, home fries and scrambled eggs.

Q: What’s your favorite style of cooking and why?

Victoria: My favorite style of cooking has recently changed to sous vide cooking. I’m a huge fan. If you’ve ever over cooked a steak or served dry pork chops get a sous vide, it will never happen again.

Victoria

 

Q: What do you think about when you’re in the kitchen?

Victoria: I think about presentation a lot and portions a lot. I also find it very satisfying when you can make something as simple as oatmeal into cuisine. I believe the economic law of diminishing returns applies to food as well. One note meals can start out great but 12 bites in and you’re bored.

I also think about how I can add bacon to every recipe.

Pumpkin Risotto
Victoria’s delicious “Pumpkin Risotto and Brussels Sprouts with goat cheese and bacon.”

Q: Anything else we should know about you and your cooking?

Victoria: No one likes to be a guinea pig. I learned years ago that you should never try a new recipe on guests. Everything I cook for someone else is a recipe I’ve made many times so that I’m confident it will turn out the way I expect it.

 

Victoria’s cooking this weekend (Jan 20 & 21) on Shmeal! Check out her “Hangover Helper (boozy baked French Toast)” and follow her to see what she makes next!

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