Lately I’ve seen many people who say they know the value of home cooking but have been away from it, or never experienced it, so they aren’t really sure they can cook.
I say cooking is simple, when you have fresh ingredients, a nice sharp knife for chopping, and a bunch of fresh herbs and garlic releasing their enzymes, not to mention the sweet aromas bursting forth in your kitchen.
One of my favorite chefs is Dave Becker, owner of Sweet Basil in Needham, Massachusetts. I smiled when I read a piece in his cookbook named after his restaurant. He said:
To the I would add: