Food decoration isn’t the only form of art when it comes to cooking. The whole culinary industry can be an art form. continue reading to find out more.
Of course, food is a human need and can be seen as a science, but we have transformed food and its preparation into something more than just a basic human need.
Every culture has a unique food philosophy. The way we cook our food tells a lot about who we are. Put together a group of Bengalis and the conversation will invariably veer towards food accompanied by spirited repartee involving the subtleties of Bangal (East Bengal) and Ghoti (West Bengal) cuisines. Factor in the cultural diversity of India and we could have similar debates played out a million times over.
Palates may be formed by socio-cultural influences, but the act of cooking itself is a spiritual pursuit. Whether one is cooking daily for loved ones or preparing langar for thousands in a gurdwara or donning the chef’s apron occasionally over weekends, cooking can elevate the soul to great heights.
It is precisely for this reason that the experience inside a Michelin-starred kitchen could be heavenly bliss.