Lessons in Self-Mastery From a Blind Chef

Christine Ha’s story is not just about mastering cooking. Christine’s story is a lesson in self-mastery.

Just Five Ingredients

One of my tango instructors once told me that there are basically five simple step to tango: forward, side, backwards, cross, and ochos. If you can do these five steps…

The Food Burner: A Parable About Unconventional Thinking

Inside an ancient bear cave, around “the dawn of man”… or, um, actually, around dinner time…   LARRY: “Hey, Bob. Your caving paintings are looking awesome.” BOB: “Thanks, Larry.” LARRY:…

Half-Baked Ideas Are Better Than None

I hate wasting food. Rather than allowing food to rot, I have to become an Iron Chef sometimes, and think of some way of salvaging the food. Sometimes I perform…

Discovering Creativity in the Little Things

One day, I was cooking, and it dawned on me that cooking is a form of creative art.  Every person has a different pallet, therefore favors different flavor profiles.  Each…