Girls in todays world have most of the same rights as boys, include have the right to skip cooking. Restaurants are everywhere, range wildly on both price and style. We love to eat, but we now can leave the cooking process to the experts. However, I still love to cook. It became a hobby of mine since I was very little, not just as a single purpose just for eat. Whenever I cook, I feel emotionally relaxed. I deeply believe that cooking is not just a process towards fill our stomach, but rather as a way to a better and healthy life, and share the love with the people I love. I started cooking when I just entered pre-school.
It was not real, but a game called cooking. It was a lot like the Barbie game, except I was playing with the toy stove, pots, pans, spoons, and chopsticks. I would have all different colored paper to mix and stir in the pot, and then got a well decorated dish. I was only a kid at that time. this made me happy to see all my creations, and also made feel better about myself. I also practiced organizing things at the same time. The toy stove had a little draw on the bottom. Since I had a lot piece of kitchenware, I had to well range the space to fit all my pots and silverwares in the draw.
It made me so happy after I squeeze in all the items. Later on, I started really cook under my Moms instruction. She was a great cook. Even after almost twenty years eat from what she cooked, I still love whatever she cooks. She taught me how to cook instead of what to cook. It was so much fun to learn cook with her. There were no rules that I had to follow. She told me that cook is when I can gather anything I have and make food delicious from three ways: color, smell, and taste. Not that I am in another country and dont get to live with my mom, I still remember when she and I were cooking together.
Every time I feel down or lost interest and patient on things, I would go cooking. When the oil heat up in my pen and having the sizzling sound, I would feel every bad thing is melting away. I would remain myself that I can still make something for myself, so I have the ability to survive. I sure can take my favorite plate out and put some colorful vegetable on the side. When its ready, the color, the smell, they let me feel the gratefulness of the world. Cooking is one of the activities that I want kill sometime in my free time. I dont always make good food.
Sometimes, it could be not fully cooked, too salty, too sweet, too dry, too moist, and maybe over cooked. It has always been fun to try out. Its a different lab than those I do in school. Also, there are so many different styles of cooking out there. I love watching cooking shows, then DIY all different food. When I am in California now, I learned to make Mexican food, Italian food, and Americans favorite, sweet treats. Food cultural is from one perspective from a nation. From learning other countries food, I started to emotionally close to those ethnic groups of people.
Cooking has been let me making a lot friends and maintaining friendship as well. I can still remember, right before I left my home town to studying in the U. S. , milk tea was really popular in China, all little tea shops are selling those. On my goodbye party, with all my friends, I finally figured out how to make the tea, and got all the ingredients which could not normally get in the grocery store. My friends were actually got very surprised that I could make the tea. It was not that often that I got to make some food, because mostly my Mom got all the food and preparations.
Cooking gets more important when I live on my own in the U. S. Sometimes, just gathering friends together, and cook our own food adds our simple school little spice. Exchange our recipes; share the food we make that characterized from different regions of the china, and other country. When I am cooking, I feel like make a piece of love, it is to be shared with all my friends, and maybe one day the special one. It does not mean I want to be a house wife and specialized in cooking, but whenever I think about cook for my other half in the future, I always feel that I have grown up into a woman, just like my Mom.
I feel like I have the power to take care of myself and also some other people around me. Cooking can rather be an art too. Something that I have to crate on my own, its a legacy from my mom that cook only gets more fun when we try to make new things out. Very ofter, pure blooded regional food could be very classy, like what I used for the word pure, nothing add than whatever people did for hundred years. It falls into the art category when I mix them up and crate some kind of east meet west style food. I did use my home town, which is in the east Asia, recipe to marinate turkey and use the U. S. traditional way to roast it on thanks giving.
When I feel like it, I would make couple entre and enjoy them myself with a cup of wine. I could still be living in a small apartment, with old, little sofa. But I could live my life up when I forget about what is around me but enjoy what I did for my self. For me, cooking is not only a hobby, I started young to know cooking, recognize different functions that cooking have such as making connections with parents, gathering friends, distress working or studying pressure and so on. It has integrated as one kind of arts, in deed. Anyways are good ways to cook, I follow the hart of my own to make food. It makes have no worry and no fear.