Cooking is an act of assistance. A perfect cook is a servant who enables a loving dialogue between the given ingredients for the pleasure of God.
Sometimes I sketch quick studies, either mental or physical, of cooking ingredients in order to better understand their inherent nature. Universal harmony manifests when a form reciprocates with and enhances a compatible quality. For example, when water caches wetness or fire contains hotness, there is a perfect, balanced relationship.
As a result of happy baking, a warm afternoon light may sweep the table with autumn colours, even in May.