“The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.”
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
I wanted to use this quote to jump into the post and explain whatever I have boiling in my head. Some thing definitely is cooking and it might be something new and unheard off, or something so good that it deserves a new name. It requires you to invent new words to describe the taste and the etiquette influences the culture forever. This meal could be in the oven as we speak, but is it?
You are capable of making that meal.
One’s capability is determined by what he or she does and I think it shows by how composed they are in the kitchen. For example a stranger can walk into a room and say, “I am a great cook.” The people in the room can be convinced that he is telling the truth; to get an accurate judgment or to see if the chef is really great? The people are going to need to taste the chef’s food. It just makes sense. We want proof. But if you are going to be talking, than you better be walking.
On another note the definition of discovery means to find something that already existed. This is correct. So as a country we celebrate Columbus for discovering America but prior to making the discovery there was already people occupying the land. So if Columbus is being crowned for discovering America than I want to be known for discovering the stove, this tangible machine thing I can use in my kitchen to bring people together and have a meaningful conversation. Yeah I discovered that a few weeks ago and thought I’d share that with you.
Sorry for the minor rant but I’d had to get that off my chest.
There are things cooking up in my head and I have new recipes I’m eager to try. And now that I’m finished with school and I’m off into the real world grocery store and I’m wondering what ingredients will I need? What can I make that I’ve never made before? What do I already have at home? So many choices, than of course there are my older recipes I can always work on. I have the ability to say, “I am a good cook,” although in order to be real or valid with my claim than I must prove it with what I prepare, no excuses.
Bring your best efforts.
Lately I’ve been sticking to the recipes I’m comfortable cooking; I know the outcome because I’ve been doing them for so long. Although I am ready to try new things in this chapter in life and it seems as though I will need to do some food research. I should go into a grocery store and buy an ingredient that is unfamiliar. Take it home and get my Dr. Frankenstein on. Food experiments.
Over the years I’ve grown very fond of Dr. Cornel West and all his powerful words. I use his quotes in the blog and I will continue to only because the things he’s saying is coming from a real place. So I bring up Dr. West because he continually speaks on this concept of people being confused about success and how to deal with the consequences of success. I believe there is a misconception to what success brings and that when you have it that it can trick your perception. And a way to justify success to everyone else is usually money. Being rich is apart of the American dream to a lot of people. I just want a little success. But remember what Biggie said.
Mo Money Mo Problems
So I can agree with Dr. West when he tells people not to thrive toward success but rather toward greatness. And greatness means something different to everyone. It becomes an internal struggle to find out what it means to be great.
We all have choices and paths to take, so what these terms stand for may be different for everyone. We are each traveling on a path and will experience success along the way but the materialistic matter in the world is not related to the measurement of an individual’s greatness.
What is the price of success? What is the price of greatness? At the end of the day it will only be our own definitions that truly signify anything. We all are wrestling with these concepts and sometimes it is not all about greatness in yourself but it is also about being able to recognize greatness in everybody else. Be the astronaut.
Discover a new dish in your kitchen’s universe today.