To Cook is To Respect
Cooking is to respect the time of everything.
Each food demands a specific dress, an identity, a tradition.
From the dishes of three digits set at an acclaimed restaurant to the fast food restaurant or from a questionable simple corner bar, each food has its own time and place. Then behave like you should in front of each and every one of them. Eating is the essential component for a healthy life. It perpetuates traditions, makes us go back to our childhood and calm down our small hearts. Like everything else in life, there are days of detoxification, juice, soup and green tea as well as permission for days of abundance and prosperity.
Even though, if we look well all foods and all the stages of life have their beauty. Give yourself a chance at your next meal to pay attention to the portions that you are eating. Smell it, eat slowly, feel the texture and if it is possible do it with someone that you love. Don´t talk about money or politics while you are eating. I like those who prefer to make comments about the wine the spices or simply to enjoy the moment in silence.
No wonder we are the only species that cook our own food. When you think of what you're eating you pay attention to the functions of the food and the vitamins, and what your body really needs. It really is an evolution to make your food to become your medicine and your pleasure at the same time.
My passion for cooking came from my family, especially from my father. I had been raised in a farm. I grew up surrounded by goats, cows, plants, corn field and many other things. I´ve learned with my father how to appreciate the land and the animals, as well as everything they have to offer us when treated with care. From my Grandmother I´ve learned how important our hands are to feel the temperature, cooking states, the right time to bake bread and the love that we should have for the food. Then my career was taking shape, conquering and building the Kitchen Manu.
To show the apron with dignity, it´s necessary to learn how to wait and let things sometimes develop by themselves without our selfish sense of control. Each ingredient has its time of cooking and its individuality.
Love demands the same patience and organization. Each part of a relationship asks for a specific attention. The others don´t walk with us at the same time and acknowledging that, we finally learn how to let it all flow, as if leaving a broth cooking while the other pots weren´t being watched.