Ya Gotta Eat So Why Not Have Some Fun!
Welcome to Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World with 208 members now after a little over two years. We got one new member this week and hopefully more with all the people I have contacted this week!
While my kitchen is packed in storage awaiting my new place that is being built in Santa Ana, CA, USA, I WELCOME ANY OF THE MEMBERS TO DO GUEST POSTS.
I WILL SHARE YOUR POST/ARTICLE WITH ALL MY FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK. THAT IS OVER 1000!!
IN OTHER WORDS, YOU GIVE ME NEW, INTERESTING CONTENT AND I WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS!.....OR CLOSE TO IT!
This is a site where you can learn from people who love food and cooking all over the world. Just fill out the questionnaire so others will be able to read about your cooking preferences, the things you want to learn to cook and what you like to do when you aren't cooking.
To all of you food writers, chefs, food photographers, if you would like to be a regular Contributing Writer, or have any other ideas for the site, just email Paulette Motzko, otherwise known as "Miss Polly" at: CookingUpaStorminCA@gmail.com
Have a Delicious Day!
Paulette Le Pore Mozko
Otherwise known as "Miss Polly" or "Polly Motzko" in the cooking/food world.
Check out my other sites if you liked this one!
http://www.CARestaurantShowCase.com I write feature stories and do food photography for restaurants. I write the story that tells only the good things about it, and you buy my story and all the photos I shoot with my 24 MP Nikon DSLR camera. I made The Orange County Register last year in April 2012 when the story and photos I did for the CEO's of the Tomy's Burgers chain hired me to write a story and photos for them. It is still on Food Frenzy in the Entertainment section.
My other cooking site that is indexed by ingredient and topic: Cooking Up a Storm With Miss Polly
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Photos That Inspire Words-Where photographers take the photos that inspire the writers to write!
I was talking to my new friend Nancy Baggett, a very prominent and well respected cook book author and food journalist who I came in contact with via Facebook.com. She took a picture of one of her prized vintage cook books and was asking people about "if women really wore dresses and aprons in the 40's and 50's" or times past.
I loved this question so much that I wanted to share a place where cooks from all over the world can share what they remember about their mother's cooking, and how it shaped their cooking and so on.....
I have about 1000 cook books from all over that I have been collecting and reading like novels since I was nine-years-old. When I was married to my rocket scientist ex, we used to go to the many antique stores all around Orange-and also every used book store when we would go on trips.
I remember my mom wearing pants but it wasn't the thing to do in the 60's. It was a big deal when I was allowed to finally wear pants in elementary school, and an even bigger deal in the Catholic Church!
There are many elements of the times past which I wish were still there like families that ate together, prayed together and stayed together.
My mom wasn't like the "Leave it to Beaver" lady with the pearls and frilly apron, but she did put quality food on the table with plenty of LOVE with my dad who absolutely loved cooking. With four kids, me being the youngest, there was always plenty of everything to go around-including love and instilling the right values served up right along with everything else.
Now mom whose name is "Ramona", named after the very famous book, is now 79 years young, the two pictures here were taken on her 79th birthday back on June 19th, 2010. I only wish I could get her out more and do more with her. But I think with the help of Home Health Care, for my dad who is very disabled now at 83, that wish will be possible soon.
I feel like
starting a fan club for my Mama-to get others all over the world to
tell her to spend more time with her daughter-as time goes by so
quickly and memories are held dear. I want to get her out for a
"Ladies Day Out" each week where I do anything mom wants to do. I
want to give her experiences more than stuff, as you can't take
that with ya.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
2011, Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Written January 15th, 2011