Recipe as Music
If I chop onions and caramelize them down to sweetness without tears;
add cherry tomatoes from the garden, perhaps feta cheese, roasted garlic and lemon juice... improvising, like hands on a keyboard, following my intuition to lunch. Perhaps it’ll be delicious, but soon forgotten.
That’s why cooking isn’t recipe writing. Recipes aren’t the performance. Instead, they’re the ability to take life in motion, or imagine life at its best and then translate it into culinary language. A recipe, like written scores cooks play the world over, again and again.
Sidonie Maroon is a Recipe Developer, Food Writer, Chef and Culinary Educator.She also blogs at her recipe site: abluedotkitchen.com and for the Port Townsend Food Coop