img_3451Do you like food? Me too, I love food. I love the crisp sound when gently pressing a freshly baked french loaf; I love the explosive aroma when swiftly cutting open a ripe papaya; I love the ablaze color when carefully caramelizing the sugar on top of a crème brûlée; I love the firm texture when kneading a piece of pumpernickel dough.

That’s why cooking your own food is important, so you know where they come from, what they are made out of, and how they affect your health. Eating food might make you happy, but cooking food brings joy to not only you but also all those around you. It gives you the power to appreciate food, the fantastic details in every dish you eat, and that is one of the true joys of life.