I believe that one of the most intriguing aspects of food is being able to create any dish I find pleasing with it. I like that I can experiment with making different dishes and make them my own. I find the art of food, and cooking it, to be a personal experience. I think of it as a personal experience because I find that when I want food, I want to be the one to cook it. This is because I like to be able to cook my foods accordingly to what I like and what I think interests me the most.
Because I like to cook my own foods, I want only the most known ingredients and I want them to be as natural as possible. To accommodate to these needs, when I cook, I use only meat, fruit, and vegetables from the local farm I work at. This means that I know where the food was grown, how it was treated, and I am assured that it will not be a bunch of processed nonsense.
When I cook food, I like it to be simplistic. I like that a couple of ingredients made well with spices and such can be so flavorful. This being said, I like foods that bring new flavors to the dish. I like the foods that, by themselves, stand out for an interesting different taste. I feel that food becomes more intriguing when it can be so simplistic, yet have a variety of flavors and colors. Colors are important to food too. Not the artificial nasty ones, but natural colors. Like a bit of red or orange pepper, or some red (but actually purple) onion. I believe food should be as pleasing to the eye as it is to your taste buds.
This isn’t to say that I don’t like more complex, not colored food, I just feel that food does not need to be as complicated and time consuming to make. I will forever, love to cook my own natural simple dishes that suit my taste for the food and for the presentation of the food.