Welcome to my cooking blog, Kitchen Convivial!
Hi, I’m Dave; I live in America’s great lakes region, y’know – our third coast. :-) I’m a computer scientist and amateur artist that happens to have a passion and occasional obsession for cooking and food presentation. My other interests include inline skating, bicycling, great beer, travel, dining, art, word play, science, philosophy, dimples of venus, and semicolons. (What? Not enough about me? OK, check out this post.)
I like to cook even more than I like to eat, so here I present meals I’ve made, some recipes, and some serving suggestions. I started the blog in March, 2012, but filled it with my backlog of creations that I had been saving… back to 2010. While I’ve always felt competent to cook simple foods (i.e., things with 7 or fewer ingredients – what I call “bachelor cooking”), after much living, dining, and travel, I seem to have passively accumulated enough culinary experience to know what ingredients might work well, what techniques might be used, and what novel adaptations might work with others’ recipes.
I don’t always include full recipes in my posts because I don’t use them verbatim and I rarely precisely measure ingredients; however, I post the result here not to annoy those that want to cook from precise instructions, but rather to share cooking ideas with you!
Like a good research scientist, when I use others’ recipes for hints or inspiration, I include links to them for reference and to give credit to whom it’s due. The kitchen isn’t a place to keep things confidential; it’s a place for sharing, conviviality, and celebration!
All the other photographs on this site are my photographic and/or artistic works.
Peace to you and yours.