Some people eat merely to live, I love the taste and texture of food.
I’ve boasted that cooking is merely organic chemistry: make a suspension, denature some proteins, and caramelize some sugars. But good food is more, even beyond the biology of growing yeast to make bread rise.
Good food produces an aroma that entices us before it reaches the table reminding us of previous meals and evoking meals yet to come.
Good food is a work of art with colors and textures that show the complexity of life.
Good food invites conversation with friends and family that further enhances the experience, for when we share our meals we share our spirits.
Good food begs a connection with the Triune God who created us and all that sustains us.
Good food tells the story of creation and of God’s love for us each day, a love that we desire to share with those near to us and with new acquaintances.
O taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are those who take refuge in him.
– Psalm 34.8: