You know the old saying the way to every man’s heart is through his stomach, well it is not just true with men it is also true with women. In a world where a woman can just as easily be the Breadwinner as the Homemaker, women are leaving the kitchen and starting jobs in the corporate world. In the corporate world, cooking skills are not exactly a need to know skill. The modern woman is just as likely as any man to be uncertain in traversing the culinary arts. As a result, anyone is likely to swoon for someone with at least basic culinary skill. After all, we all need to eat and for the mass majority of the worlds population food is something to be enjoyed.
Beyond simple nutritional value, food has many psychological effects. Smell and taste play a large part in memory development and if you can create a literal good taste in a person’s mouth, you have established a permanent connection and memory that is ultimately good. When my partner Daniel and I met, our relationship was for both of us mostly uncertain, but through cooking him and I found connection beyond any other I’d had before. Our first dates were not your typical dates, but rather involved me studying and putting together the finishing “Chapters” of my Honors Thesis while he cooked me dinner. I often look back on those days and wonder how I would have ever finished on time if it had not been for him feeding my brain with delicious food night after night.
It was on our first official date that he introduced me to sushi; of course, he was only able to convince me by having me try all veggie style rolls no fish or fish eggs involved. Considering I was beginning my fourth year as a vegetarian that was not a surprising requirement.
Daniel and I have spent the last two years learning the others preferences for food. Before Daniel my cooking skills were okay, I was able to feed myself, and I had developed a few recipes that were ultimately delicious. However, I had no comparable kitchen experience to what Daniel had up his sleeves. Cooking from a young age compared to me he was a master chef. It is because of him that I have grown into the cook I am today.
Cooking is not for everyone it is my belief however, that anyone can come to enjoy cooking. Everyone enjoys food, we all love to eat, and there is some kind of connection that forms when good food is shared between individuals.
Food is Poetry
Food is a Philosophy
Communication with no words
Clean, Crisp, and Clear
Food is a Conversation
A work of art in constant change
It affects us all
Food is love
Cooking is a strength
A warmth which hugs the globe
The kitchen is a paradise
In all its shapes and forms
A cook does not fear it
A chef worships in it
Grow your relationships through food
And watch your Circle grow.