The kitchen is the heart of a home, as well as a community. Cooking can be an activity of mundane crude making food edible sort of activity, to culinary delight preparation to the high art of invocation and spiritual practice and intentional living. It starts with the intention, the choice of ingrediences, your state of mind and feeling during food preparation, the cooking itself and the presentation of the food.
A conscious attitude in cooking is one of service. Service to the food, service to those who you feed.
With a good meal, you feed the whole being.
Desert with freshly picked garden apples.