Thursday, December 30, 2010

Why do I love cooking?

We shot my audition video for MasterChef mid-November, shortly before Thanksgiving (please take the time to watch it). In my video I compare the culinary arts to playing music: you can play a note a thousands different ways, in a different riff or different code structure, and that is how I feel about food. I love that you can cook an egg a thousand different ways.

For Christmas I received Harold McGee's book: Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes.
He says, "Food aromas are always mixtures of aromas chemicals. Like chords in music, food aromas are an integrated combination of several individual chemical notes. Coriander seed and ginger share a lemony note in their spiciness; ripe banana has a note of clove."

Reading things like this make me understand I am on the right path! I am not going to give up! This path will be laid with golden bricks. It will be divine!


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