"if you cook, i like you!"
...and not just figuratively and in a gastronomical sense, but quite literally. after all, who you are as a person shows through what you cook for a meal. our sense of cooking and palate of taste is unique to us each. you can't cook what i cook best the way i do, and i can't imitate my mother's recipe for her Rajma-Chaval (although i hold that it has lost its essence and flavor ever since mom decided to go the 'no-garlic-no-onion' way).
i like to experiment. i like to play around with flavors and spices as i indulge myself in the sensual gamult of smell and sight and taste and feel and intution when i cook, the same way i indulge in them in my daily life. one spice at a time, added at the right time when cooking. one step at a time, made in the right direction in life...
this coming year, life is going to be thrown in the chef's wok. the special ingredient, "the fiery and passionate chilly".
"Happy New Year, folks!"