Apr 9, 2019
On today’s episode, TKS discusses the lost art of cooking at home. Thanks to a food television and social media culture that aims for Pinterest worthy perfection, cooking at home has become yet another stressor on the exhausted parents to-do-list. According to The Washington Post, fewer than 60% of meals that are eaten at home are prepared at home. Today the squad will discuss the struggle with meal planning and prepping, but more importantly the ways that moving away from the kitchen can impact our ability to gather with the ones we love. Today we are excited to learn from chef and spice girl, Anne Milneck on how to embrace home cooking so we can slow down, savor the moment, and prioritize our need for connection.
Anne Milneck is the owner of Red Stick Spice Company in Baton Rouge, LA. Originally from LaPlace, Louisiana, Anne has lived in Baton Rouge for more than 20 years. She studied journalism at LSU and earned a culinary degree from the John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University.
Helping customers make the most of their purchases and their time in the kitchen is Anne's main goal. Whether it's taco night for the family or a six-course dinner party, every meal deserves quality ingredients. Little Cooking 101 lessons go on each day in the store--it's Anne's favorite part of the job. Anne says, "Cooking disasters are inevitable, but you can't let the mishaps derail your efforts. Press on. Tomorrow is a new day with new ingredients and a new shot at deliciousness."
For Anne, cooking represents happiness and family and comfort and joy. She wants everyone to feel the same way when they step up to the stove.
Anne serves as Board President of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation LA/MS Chapter and hosts the annual Guts & Glory Popup Dinner. She served on the board of the Greater Baton Rouge YWCA as well as Runnels School fundraising committees and was a volunteer with Baton Rouge Magnet High. She currently donates her time as a cooking instructor to LSU Health’s Diabetes program.