There are many reasons I love cooking.
I love eating, first and foremost. I’d rather invest time in cooking something tasty than eat something indifferent. I also get a huge amount out of the process of cooking itself: a sense of detachment. My mind can wander as I just focus on the process - it’s meditative almost (that sounds wanky written down). But it’s also, massively, about the rituals food creates. The moments and memories that food can conjure. Eating and laughing together is one of the most joyful of family activities. And if you cook and eat similar things at similar events, those times, for me, seem to become even more precious. To separate the food from the occasion becomes impossible.Read More