Last night my son Handsome Lad cooked dinner for Girlie Girl and I. He enjoys cooking. Last time we went to the bookstore we each got a book -
Can you guess which is his and which is mine? Yeah, no challenge there :-) Anyway, he boiled up some whole wheat pasta and made a simple tomato sauce using whole canned tomatoes that he hand crushed..I helped with that...that part was fun. There was also some onion and garlic and a dibble of olive oil. It was deeeelicious!
I like to eat, clearly...but have never been terribly fond of cooking. Of course I cook. I mean, I do a fine job I think, but it isn't really a pleasureable activity for me. Since I associate cooking with caring and nurturing, it feels like a definite flaw in myself. I know I feel cared for when someone cooks for me. I would like to be that sort of generous person, but honestly, I can barely even fake it. So, I mourn that stingy part of me. And that is how I came to this Talk Talk Tuesday...
"Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love."
~Craig Claiborne, Kitchen Primer
I thought I'd ask how you all feel about that. Do you like to cook? How do you feel when someone cooks for you? Is providing food that you didn't prepare yourself even a distant second in your book? Talk Talk!