Friday, May 8, 2009

Discovering the Joy of Cooking

By Alice Sy

Should chefs or any related profession be the only one to appreciate the joy of cooking? This hardly seems the case because from the earliest periods man has since discovered the joy of cooking. The history of cooking is very rich and colorful. This activity has evolved several times and in this article, you will know how.

Since cooking is considered an art form this would mean that someone has to appreciate it. Whether you love to cook or love to eat, it can still be considered as a joy of cooking. Man either loves to cook or loves to eat, therefore it can be concluded that every man enjoys cooking.

The joy of cooking has been discovered by man a long time ago. The concept of cooking started even before fire and pottery was discovered and invented. Man has a need to survive. In order to survive, one has to eat. It is this physiological need that made man discover the importance of eating.

There are two types of cooking. They are cuisine bourgeois, or home cooking, and haute cuisine. Haute cuisine is the form of cooking that seeks to find pleasure. In principle, the differences of the two are laid between practical skills in cooking and the artistic way of cooking. In actual, on the other hand, the two principles cannot be identified. It has remained in vague for years. This was further increased by home cooks who are now better equipped, well informed, and well supplied than they were in the past. But whatever type cooking maybe, anyone will always feel the joy of cooking.

When fire was discovered, the joy of cooking began to fill the hearts of man. The change in flavor and texture once food was exposed to fire changed and it changed in an even better way, sparking man's interest. Man either cooked the food directly over the fire or chose to wrap and steam his food over hot embers.

When pottery came into the picture, man was brought to heaven. Man started to discover how you can alter the taste and texture of certain foods when exposed to different cooking mechanism. The great taste, the rich flavor, and the amazing texture strengthened man's joy of cooking and making it into a profession.

The Culinary Arts has identified two types of cooking and five forms of cooking food with the use of heat. All these were studied for the love of cooking and for the goal of improving and perfecting the art.

Indeed, no one can replace the joy of cooking in anyone's heart. As time passes, cooking will always be the most favorite thing man ever does.

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