*all credit to Rohit Brijnath and http://nonstriker.wordpress.com
Surely you’re familiar with the proverbs, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime“. So, why not please both your heart and stomach – by doing it all on your own? Understanding, appreciating and cooking food is neither hard nor traits one should be jealous of.
I believe there is nothing more applaudable – in both a man and woman’s eyes – than having the ability to feed oneself. Snobs and unscrupulous individuals exist in all societies and although a few black sheep use the aforementioned as a primary method to woo potential partners, there are numerous others who do so because they can, want and enjoy doing it. Personally, the satisfaction gained from the knowledge of food, cooking and its likes is far more rewarding than almost any other form of gratification (someone is bound to get filled anyway, so it’s still win-win). Even if you were to fail, Gordon Ramsay won’t do a Sadako “pierce-through-the-television-screen” and start spewing expletives because you’ve overdosed your curry with turmeric powder. The important thing to note is that you are your only critic.
So if you wish to continue having “daal, bhindi, naan and paneer for every meal”, try a hand at making your own as opposed to belittling others who are able to do so. It doesn’t have to be Michelin-star material but enough to make you feel good. And with the publication of your article above, don’t be surprised to receive cookbooks for your birthday. Just saying.