Hearth and Heart
Posted by David on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 5:36 AM.
A brief taste to entice you to read the whole piece:
But slowly I discovered again how much I love to cook. I love the entire process, from strolling through a farmer's market or a really good grocery store picking out the produce, or exploring unfamiliar spices at an Indian dry good store, constructing in my mind the shape of a meal built upon the flavors and textures I encounter that hour. I love to read cookbooks even when I don't plan to make anything. I learned so much about food from reading MFK Fischer and Julia Child and Marcella Hazan. They treat even the humblest ingredients like precious jewels. Child spends an entire chapter on the proper treatment of an egg. It can bring tears to my eyes.