“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with complete abandon or not at all,” said Marriet van.
Cooking is not limited to just preparing food that fulfills our appetite, it is more of an art. We go around the world to take culinary adventures and feast on unique dishes that offer a variety of tastes and textures. But what if I say, you can bring those adventures to your own kitchen? There is a person who is working hard to bring those experiences directly to your kitchen. Chris Kimball, the food media mogul, and creator of America’s Test Kitchen are working upon bringing those experiences to your own kitchen.
“There is a lot of (cooking) techniques around the world and all of those will get unhinged from their local culture and come together in different ways. You see that in restaurants, you see that in supermarkets, but you have not seen that at home much. Home is the last place to change. There are so many ways of cooking out there that are not part of our standard American repertoire,” said Kimball.
Kimball graced the Northeastern University with his words of wisdom in the latest installment of presidential speaker series “The future of…,” which is focused on exploring the horizon for topics that shape our lives, like food, dating, and journalism.
“My job is to figure out what you are going to do with a recipe that we create in the kitchen. My job is to make you not fear failure. Because if I can do it, you can do it. I stand there for 25 seasons of our show and I represent that audience,” said Kimball.
Kimball compared the art of cooking with listening to music and asked people to read a recipe and then improvise on your own. Also, people should practice tasting their dishes before serving. This is what cooking is according to Kimball. So, just enjoy the process and improvise on your own.