Who can resist the tempting images in a cookbook? Who doesn’t have childhood memories of fragrances spreading from the kitchen during the holidays and even on ordinary, ordinary days? Spices, baking bread, freshly baked cookies – all of this triggers a deep desire in most of us.
Since eating has a guaranteed place in everyone’s daily schedule, so do those who prepare it. They have become the crownless gods and goddesses of our lives.
Real cooking is more than just opening a can with a boring picture of green beans on the front, or putting a TV dinner from a wax-covered box in the oven or microwave. The true goal of the kitchen is to nurture these wonderful bodies in which we live, allow them to grow and express vitality and strength, keep them healthy and able to defeat environmental germs and bacteria. To sum it up in one word, the main purpose of cooking is health!
When does a fruit or vegetable (or any baked good) provide us with more nutrition? Experts believe that food grown in the environment usually contains the most nutrients. Freshly harvested food provides the maximum nutritional value. After a fruit or vegetable has been sitting for several days or has been transported around the world, the value of the vitamins and minerals decreases.
The best way to “cook” fruits and vegetables for their healthy value is to eat them raw in salads or as a snack. As soon as heat is applied, a good amount of nutrients are destroyed. A good cook can prepare a beautiful dish in the natural colors of freshly cut fruits and vegetables.
Genetically modified foods have infiltrated the cultivation of almost all crops. This procedure did not exist until the last decade and remains highly controversial, as the long-term effect in humans has never been tested.
Briefly described, this procedure involves infecting a healthy seed or grain with various bacteria or insects to extend its shelf life, so that it looks “nice” to the consumer long after the nutritional value has dissolved. Not only does this have a negative effect on health, it leaves the cook with a less than delicious product to serve.
Cooking with organically grown natural foods (that is, without harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers) gives today’s health conscious chefs the best chance to enjoy the time they spend shopping and cooking. Prepare a carrot cake that family and friends will love (better make two cakes while you do it) or prepare a quick but nutritious breakfast so that the body can face the challenges of the day with joy without needing to be addicted to coffee or caffeine. , Make going to the kitchen your favorite part of the day! Truly the cook is the god of the house!