“Look Who’s Cooking” spotlights successful home cooks in our area. Today, we meet Ellen Arnold, who has not let dormitory kitchens deter her from whipping up delicious food for herself and her roomies.
Name: Ellen Arnold
Occupation: Student at Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Nominated by: Mother, Mary Evans Arnold, who wrote: “She has yet to buy/cook ramen noodles, preferring to start something from scratch and cook with the freshest stuff she can get. There is always something on the dorm room stove.”
Why I love cooking: Cooking is something that I’ve been increasingly interested in since I was in middle school. I started out thinking I could just make up recipes in my head and they’d turn out perfectly, but I learned you have to both practice cooking and be willing to learn from your mistakes in the kitchen. Cooking is an escape for me, and feeding people and seeing them enjoying my food is one of the most joyful experiences I can have.
Curious about the Momofuko Milk Bar Compost Cookie Ellen mentions in her interview? You can find the recipe here. Thanks to reader Debbie for sending the link.