One of the greatest things about cooking and food is all the firsts that come with it. The first time you try a new restaurant or dish, the first time you learn a new technique or get to play with a new tool and the first time you cook a new dish. The other day I boiled a lobster for the first time – I was so nervous. I was almost in tears after buying him (or her as it turned out), convinced I couldn’t do it and now would have a new pet that I didn’t really want. But I sucked it up – and off I went. I also taped the whole thing for your amusement.

Have you had any cooking firsts lately?

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