It is true: I absolutely love cooking. I am not sure what it is, but when I am in the kitchen, I suddenly feel at home. So I decided to spread the love and write a blog post on why I like it – and perhaps it will inspire some of you non-foodies out there to break out the aprons and give it a go too!
Reason #1: Everyone loves food
I think that one of the reasons that I first fell in-love with cooking was that food is the universal love language. No matter who you are, you need food to live. It trascends cultures and language barriers: everyone, anywhere, eats. And everyone loves nice tasting food, so we all flock to it.
Nothing makes me feel better, than inviting my girlfriends around for a girly afternoon tea. I’ll make them some healthy cupcakes, and some organic-chocolate dipped strawberries. We’ll laugh, giggle, share stories and just enjoy food. And I have a lot of fond memories of Christmas evenings around the table with family enjoying a delicious, hearty meal. Food brings people together because everyone loves it.
Reason #2: It makes me feel like a rockstar
This is a lead-on from reason #1. Everyone loves food – and in-turn, they love the bearer of delicious food. If you can make tasty recipes and dishes, then people think that you are awesome. This works especially well when you are hanging out with people that don’t know how to cook – they look at you like an absolute genius!
Everyone has their own way of showing appreciation. My dad for instance is a handyman. If my house needs something fixed, a quick phone call to him will have him over in a flash to fix it for me. And in-turn, if a friend is having a bad day, I gave invite them over for dinner and make their day: and that makes me feel really good.
Reason #3: It is actually really easy
OK, so some people say they can’t cook. But you know what? I don’t believe them. Cooking is EASY. Cooking delicious, tasty dishes is EASY. Why? There is this thing called recipes. It is fool-proof. If you follow a recipe, then you will inevitably make a nice dish.
It makes it a terribly easy way to make someones day with a freshly made cake. It also makes it a terribly easy way to make a good impression on a date: invite them over and cook them a meal, and they will be extremely impressed, as though you just cured cancer. No! All you did is follow a recipe.
Why do you love cooking? Sound off in the comments!