One of the oft-cited laments of those who don’t really enjoy cooking is that a meal takes so much less time to eat than it does to cook.
I don’t mind that, not least because I always relish a bit of pottering about in the kitchen, it’s the only time I ever get to myself. But also, I confess to an affinity with that Victorian worldview, the constant harping on the inevitability of decline - “the woods decay, the woods decay and fall”, that sort of thing - and the reminders that all things go back into the earth or up to the heavens. I don’t resist the implacable cycle of meals, the kitchen grind.
- Nigella Lawson (Nigella Express, Against the Clock)
Nigella Kitchen - Safety In Numbers
Holidays are fast approaching and one of the most pleasurable things I treat myself to is to watch heart-warming cooking shows like Nigella Kitchen.
I am just in love with this woman for so many years now… probably because she is brilliant, she is, to me, the most wonderful epitome of someone who radiates with graceful abandonment her absolute love for food and cooking.
I tremendously identify with her in so many ways, probably because I too Am a passionate lover of food and the creation of it for people and all my loved ones to enjoy.
So please enjoy one of my bestest favorite things! -jeannie :)
Nigella Lawson is my Julia Child today. And because I believe we are very much alike… we both love to talk about food as if we are in a very intimate relationship with it, and we actually are! We both got our kitchen smarts from our grandmother and mother. And we are in the same boat when it comes to eating… and well, body type! I mean what kind of girl who actually eats and cooks and is very passionate about food is stick thin? I haven’t met one! I always believe that Deliciousness + Ummmmph = Voluptuous with a well-rounded personality. ;) -jm
Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on.
There is a vast difference between how things seem from the outside and how they feel on the inside.