Introducing Chef KD Prime, aka Kolawole Dosunmu
FOLLY: ICYMI, EDL is expanding. In addition to the reviews from my good self and Nosa, we will have a couple of contributors writing for the site from time to time. So far, we've had Joseph write on his love affair with White Soup and Mrs. Kush on her struggle with diets.
Today, I'd like to introduce Chef KD Prime. He says he's never written before so please don't be too harsh on him (lol). He'll be writing for EDL on a variety of topics that he finds interesting which may include alcohol, motorcycles, food, cars and his general views on the human race.
The first thing I ever cooked was eggs when I was seven years old. I found it so fascinating that you could take a few humble ingredients, add salt, oil, and heat, and voila! You end up with a finished dish that looks nothing like its constituent parts and is bloody tasty too.
Chef KD Prime
"I am a self-taught chef with a wide repertoire – I cook Italian, Russian, Chinese, French, Thai, Vietnamese, Classic American, the almighty Nigerian, and other cuisines"
Years later, when I was fifteen, my mother told me to boil some rice. It was out of the blue, and I was terrified. I had seen grown women get rice wrong, so I was worried it might end up burnt, or undercooked, or too watery, or too salty…
It turned out that the cooking gods didn’t have my back, and I produced a crunchy, soggy mess that was barely edible. My mother encouraged me to keep trying until I got it right, and I took it as a personal challenge to perfect the art of rice cooking.
I lived with my sister, and she worked and was hardly home. So, I became a cook by necessity. I watched cooking shows to improve my technique and began to experiment with different dishes. Later, while in university, my cooking talents came in handy in meeting women (wink wink… this is a topic for another time).
Fast forward to today, I am a self-taught chef with a wide repertoire – I cook Italian, Russian, Chinese, French, Thai, Vietnamese, Classic American, the almighty Nigerian, and other cuisines.
Cooking has become more than a hobby for me, it is now a part of my retirement plan. Over the next few months, I will use this forum to let you guys in on my thoughts on life in general and to share my unique views on several topics that are relevant to me. I might even tell you the story of how this engineering entrepreneur decided to take up cooking professionally at the young age of 44!
Till next time.