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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Food for Thought

So I just finished reading Julie/Julia. You know, about how Julie Powell went through Julia Child's cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". Anyway, being the repressed foodie that I am, I admit that I was enthralled with the notion of cooking one's way through ANY type of cookbook, even if it is a French one. (Why couldn't it have been Italian?).

It got me thinking. What is it that is so intriguing, inspiring, and (dare I say) almost sensual about cooking? You use all of your senses. (I can hear you say, "Yeah, but not sound! You don't use sound for cooking! Wrong! You always listen for the popcorn to stop popping. So there!) Touch, smell, sight and taste all play into preparing food - not matter how simple or advanced the recipe.

I started dragging out a bunch of our cookbooks last night and started reading the recipes. So far, I have not felt the desire to begin cooking my way through any of them. But I am considering trying my hand at some of the more challenging dishes.

And they will probably be Italian.

1 comment:

MamaOfTwo said...

You DO use sound during cooking:
spattering oil or bacon, meat sizzling in a pan or on a grill, the sizzle of roasting vegetables or potatoes on a med/high heat, sloshing or spitting sounds of batter being mixed, the squish sound of the dough being kneaded. You're right - sound is an important ingredient in cooking. So there you go. ;)