I have a hc that Emily can cook. I know she messes up the dinner she’s making
for Mendoza, but she’s lived in Italy and France and the Middle East and freaking everywhere.
I know she was a teenager, but I just love the idea that she had a bad day at school and she’d go down to the kitchen and the chef would just cook with her. Or she’d go on a good day when she made a friend and just talk and they’d cook.
It’s so cute to me that she would have a mother figure when her mother wasn’t around enough. And that that mother figure would teach Emily to cook because that’s what she did when she was upset.
Emily that can cook is so sweet to me, and the idea that she’d have a bad day and decide to make JJ a nice dinner because it helped her feel better is so domestic and perfect and ugh
I think in the show, when she’s making Rossi’s spaghetti, she gets it wrong because he’s written it in a way only he understands.
For example, my shortbread cookie recipe is absolutely horrible unless you know that it needs extra salt, and that you have to knead the dough because the mixer doesn’t incorporate it properly.
Rossi’s recipe is written down, but he’s made it so many times that he just knows what to do, and he doesn’t share it. Of course Emily made it wrong! It’s not written for her!
In conclusion, cooking Emily? Priceless.