Monday, July 25, 2011

Cooking as I understand

Cooking as I understand

My mother had once told me that a well cooked dish has its genesis in the thought for preparing it. Next follows choosing and picking the right fresh ingredients. Chopping and sizing correctly the vegetables, meat or fish is an important part of the cooking process. Then some dishes might require patiently waiting while some of the ingredients are marinating, soaked or dried. This is followed by cooking the dish with careful precision and storing the food in the right container or utensil. Finally comes the part of serving the food correctly and with the right accompaniments. “There is one more thing - love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table.”- Keith Floyd. This might make cooking look like an elaborate step by step process, but in contradiction sometimes there is no set sequencing to a great meal. Mothers and grandmothers around the world continue to magically whip up delicious food in very little time. Sometimes in places and people with minimal resources cooked food continues to be sumptuous despite lack of fancy or fresh ingredients.

1 comment:

sushmita said...

I truly agree with ur understanding of preparing is the most essential ingredient :)..yeah ofcourse cooking is an art and requires efforts, concentration, creativity etc etc , but most importantly its the feeling associated while preparing the food that makes the big difference.