Until recently I never understood the art of cooking. To me, it seemed almost an unappreciated waste of time, for one can spend hours preparing an amazing meal and within a matter of minutes the entire thing is devoured bite by bite, and you have nothing to show for your work. However, I have had a revelation. I now understand the almost romantic aspect of it all. It is not about the actual taste, well not entirely, it is about the sensory relationship developed while cooking the meal, the conversations and relationships built while eating the meal, and the satisfaction of providing a platform in which friendships grow stronger and memories are made. Cooking is about creating an experience that will forever be remembered, even if the actual dish is not.