that's what it's all about!

I've gotten a few questions about why IMPROV kitchen? What does it mean? Well, it simply comes down to this...

My friends ask me all the time, what's your "signature" dish. This always stumps me. I don't know, I just cook with what I have in the kitchen. Sometimes it's good, sometimes its great, sometimes its just OK. Heck, I've even had complete failures! Don't ever make a beer cheddar soup with a super hoppy IPA, that was REAL bad! That being said, I kind of just throw things together with the flavors I know. I think that goes back to the whole "growing up in the kitchen" thing. After being around food a lot, you sort of learn the basics and from there you can make educated guesses as to what works and doesn't. What you like and what you don't...

Back to answering the question of why IMPROV kitchen. Simply put, its the style in which I cook. The whole food blogging thing is a good challenge for me to actually measure out my ingredients and share my recipes. I'm usually the "little bit of this... little bit of that, glug of this, taste and add more ___" kind of a person.

I recently joined a farm share produce delivery. Once every 2 weeks I get a basket of fresh fruits and veggies. Some of the stuff I've worked with before and others I've never even tasted. I thought this would be a great way to challenge myself in the kitchen and to learn new flavors. If you have an ingredient suggestion, shoot me an email at theimprovkitchen@gmail.com or tweet @improvkitchen.

I look forward to sharing more improv dishes with you! Happy weekend everyone!


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