Awareness

I am a cook

I’m a slow chopper

 

My cuts aren’t even

 

Sometimes I burn my food

 

Sometimes I undercook my food

 

I often have a glass of wine or whiskey while I cook

 

I love my cast-iron skillet like it’s my second pet

 

I don’t have the best knives (…yet)

 

I have one of the smallest kitchens I’ve ever seen

 

I work with negative counter space

 

I AM the dishwasher

 

A full fridge is a happy fridge

 

A sink full of dirty dishes is a humbling sign of connections made

 

I learn second best by watching

 

I learn best by doing

 

I’m inspired by tasting other’s creations

 

I live for the hunt of great new restaurant I’ve never been

 

Food is always the best part of traveling

 

I adore cooking for other people

 

Other people eating my food makes me nervous

 

I’ve been cooking for 5 years and only just begun to cook without recipes

 

I binge watch cooking shows

 

I often like to have cooking shows on while I’m home instead of music

 

I binge read recipes on Pinterest

 

I read cookbooks like they’re novels

 

I know what I don’t like to eat

 

I know the foods that resound in my heart space and play my heart strings like a harp

 

I like to try new things

 

Experiencing tastes I’ve never had before is a quick adventure without going very far

 

Bacon and/or butter makes every meal better

 

I don’t always WANT to cook

 

And when I do, I’m far from perfect or technically correct

 

But I AM a cook

 

Because I love to savor the creations that come from the work of my own two hands

 

Because I strive to exercise my mind onto an uncharted path of exploratory knowledge

 

Because I worship my own body

 

Because I honor the Earth

 

Because I know how to light my own heart on fire