7 Facts That Prove Every Passionate Cook Is An Artist Too
Food has an incredible quality to push a person's happy buttons.
Cooking food is considered as an art because putting in ingredients and taking all other factors into consideration like the flavor, the consistency, the aroma and other conditions and creating something pleasing to all your senses is nothing but creating an art. Unlike other artistic mediums, it has the capacity to engage all the senses.
Cooking is a serious talent. It is not just a chore that one has to do. It is something that requires a lot of passion, practice and precision to master.
Even a simple meal of dal and rice can transport one to the sandy beaches of Sri Lanka if that's what you associate it with, that's the power of cooking.
Here are some facts about passionate cooks that prove that they are fine artists too:
1.) Putting in simple ingredients and engineering a spectacular result.
Planning in advance, following a set of instructions, putting in ingredients, taking all other factors like temperature, humidity, air pressure, etc. into consideration and being able to create the best outcome every time is not an easy task.
The process of choosing a selection of ingredients and cooking methods to create the desired end result is nothing but a form of art in itself.
2.) They master their art.
The proverb, ‘Practice makes a man perfect’ fits perfectly in this case. Knowing the chemistry of what ingredients work together itself comes after a lot of experience.
Watch a passionate cook chop vegetables, filet a fish, or make a soufflé, and you realize what you are seeing is the result of many hours of practice and repetition.
3.) The effort that goes in is humongous.
It is not just about the ingredients and the outcome. It is about what thought went behind choosing those ingredients and the method of cooking.
Someone who is passionate about cooking invests a lot of time in researching about food, experimenting with it and gaining more and more knowledge about it.
4.) It is creativity at its best!
5.) Cooking brings a sense of happiness to them.
Cooking is the kind of art that helps one discover himself. Some people indulge in cooking spiritually too. Cooking is perhaps the highest form of meditation, a divine ritual that is the key to nourishing the soul and balancing the cosmic forces of yin and yang.
They possess the means to play with the senses, serenade them and often, lead them gently to a higher plane.
6.) The diversity is mind boggling.
If you think of the diversity, the different forms of cooking and each form being differently done in different parts of the world, it is versatile to every extent. All the different kinds and varieties of tastes, textures, colors, flavor and consistency that the world has to offer is humungous. You need some real hardcore zeal towards cooking to learn all that and create your own kind of art.
Cooking is a versatile art form.
7.) It is #NotJustAHobby.