One meal that I had was last night with my friend Laura Katherine Manardo. Here is what happened:
Laura and I were downstairs cooking up a storm, preparing for our upcoming cooking show, and we started looking through everyone's cabinets. We were investigating the eating habits of our housemates, and having fun. While conducting our own little research, there were pots on the stove boiling with pastas and sweet potato.
This is the difference between our housemates and us. While we had no problems with their Chef Boyardee and Ramen, it wasn't for us. It was the chopped up onions and garlic we most admired, and the fresh rosemary and chives that facilitated the discussion and conversations we had.
Laura and I bond most when we are cooking. We share experiences together like tasting the different flavor combinations and making weird gasping noises at the intense smells. One person adds one thing to the mix, and the procession keeps flowing. Soon enough, we have a feast of food, and a kitchen that smells amazingly fresh and natural.
Last night, we cooked pasta, lightly buttered with onions, rosemary, and garlic. The sweet potatoes had sprinkled cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter. This is what we crave... a good meal that would inspire smiles and laughs.