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.
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.
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.
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!
The Shmeal Team. 🐖💻