Cooking and writing, writing and cooking. 

When I am in the kitchen I feel safe, creative and confident… Why?

“ Some 60 million years ago, at the beginning of the Tertiary period, a rather unimpressive tree-dwelling creature realised that it could feed itself more conveniently by using the ends of tis front limbs to pick up anything that seemed edible and convey the food to its mouth”

 “The subtlety of a mentally coordinated manipulation had come between the food to be eaten and the reflex of the open mouth. The animal, now able to adjust its gestures to the rhythm of its appetite, became aware of a chain of sensations: The stimulus of hunger, the excitement of gathering food, the satisfaction of appetite.”

Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, A History of Food

 

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