Friday, July 5, 2013

My vent

In one of the famous telugu movie ''chiru navvuto'' there is a dialogue which won my heart. The English translation of the dialogue is ''engineers and doctors have retirement but there is no retirement for the one who eats and cooks'' Trust me, the original version sounds much better. Well the gist of the dialogue is very true isn't it? This fact inspired me to cook and take cooking as a hobby.I am someone who likes food and is open to all sorts of cuisines.I spent most part of my life away from home and eating in hotels daily is not a viable choice.This factor even  forced me more to learn cooking. My interest from eating shifted to cooking. Being a science student,I picked up this hobby very quick as it was just like working in a chemistry lab,mixing all ingredients, waiting for the reaction to stabilize and then  savoring it. There are many variations and methods of the experiments too and it is the best part. If results of my experiments are good, I pat myself, if not, I consider it as an experimental failure.I could prepare most of the Indian dishes.I used to remember the taste after having a tasty food anywhere and learn the recipe and try to replicate the same taste at my kitchen. I started watching cooking programs in tv, reading some blogs about recipes. The best part reading others blog was the variations which they bring to a known dish. 

I am not a very good cook but this is the only thing which I am doing that I like.. Well my cooking was appreciated by the people close to me  which is my reward and encouragement to cook different varieties and try for some variations. I started spending more time in the kitchen than usual. These days, I cook some Italian, its easy, fast and tasty too. Saves my time a lot. My hobby has now become a discharge for my negativity. During the times of solitude and frustration, I see cooking as the best way to ooze out my negativity. I play some good instrumental music, or old songs or hum and cook slowly forgetting my problems and wallowing in the aroma. It is said that in order to ease our  frustrations, it is better to do meditation, but seriously I feel cooking is  better than meditation, because the utmost thing is, I love it and it needs patience for a good outcome. The only similarity between meditation and cooking is, spending time with oneself, and its the best way to  feel relaxed. And after having the good meal, I feel happy and my mind is void of agitation.  

13 comments:

  1. I too feel cooking is much better than meditation and any other form of exercise or relaxing technique. I love cooking and I make a point to cook even when I most busy for a paper or on a deadline. It helps me a lot...

    Very well written.

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    1. ya, i do the same..it gives a sigh of relief.

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  2. I love Cooking since it is extremely therapeutic and is a form of meditation. Actually, meditation is not just sitting cross legged with eyes closed, it is to do the days chores with utmost concentration and keep distraction at bay. Good food has the two main ingredients - fursaat and mohabbat !!

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    1. haa. agreed with you. fursaat and mohabbat

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  3. I love cooking and it is my day to day affair..though I cook good only when I am feel like cooking.. :-)

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  4. I love to cook.Really enjoyed reading your post..Thanks.:-)

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  5. awesome...nowadays guys are turning into really nice cook..may be because of the neccasity to become one or chose to eat outside daily. by the way..gals reaaly like boys who can cook...you must be reaaly popular among gals :)

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    1. haaa.. that was a cheeky comment. I like to cook, and this is the hobby where i find solace so I do it. I guess girls like boys who cook, but not sure about that aspect.

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  6. Happy bday niranjan in advance ...
    Be always happy :)

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