It is no secret that my husband [Appah] is the chef in our household. He loves to cook and is one of those people who is completely natural in the kitchen. On countless occasions I have heard, "Sally, you are so lucky to be married to [my husband]." And I agree! Although Appah and I share the same core values and beliefs, our personalities and interests are pretty different. But our love of good food is one area in which we are totally connected.
When we first started dating I thought it was odd how my husband would rarely talk during a meal. I, on the other hand, am a multi-tasker and can eat and talk A LOT [and very quickly I might add]. One day I remember asking him what he was thinking about while we were eating and he told me he was thinking about the next combination of food he was going to put in his mouth. I knew at that moment that this man really understands, enjoys and savors good food.
One of my favorite dishes Appah makes is a spicy thai-style crab. Since crab is not in season Appah recently experimented making the dish with shrimp. He cooked the spicy shrimp outside on our big camping propane stove. [Yes, if you were our neighbor you would see Appah making tasty food on his wok and using our deep fryer to fry chicken + donuts on the patio!] It was delicious although we both agreed the crab meat adds so much more flavor to the dish. One of my goals [remember my list?] for this year is to write down all of Appah's recipes so we can pass it on to the boys. I think he has only written down one of his recipes. And don't bother asking him a recipe because he does it all by sight and taste.
I've been trying to encourage Appah to start a food blog although I still haven't sold him on the idea. He travels quite a bit throughout Asia and I always want to see photographs of the yummy food he eats [I only hear descriptions, but I need visuals I tell you!]. I'll keep working on him and maybe I can convince him to at least write a guest foodie post.