Is the food we prepare susceptible to our moods? What a stupid question you may say, sounds so “new agey.” Well, maybe, but having watched a few episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen” I just have to ask it.
With all the cursing, crying, fighting, swearing and general mayhem going on in the kitchen, while the poor food in its unprepared and vulnerable state stares up at it all with wild and frightened eyes, how can it not remain unaffected? Something, somewhere deep inside me says, when partaking of food prepared in that way, you receive in to yourself the very particles of the havoc.and disorder.
Food is a sacrament and eating a dish prepared with love, care and a sense of hospitality makes it’s very essence that. So Gordon, I’m not so sure I want to eat your food.
Have I taken leave of my senses? Probably. 🙂