Tuesday, October 17

amour de cuisine

herbs, canon digital rebel xt

I never had a partner that I cooked with until I met my husband. He was the one to enjoy creating in the kitchen and at first, I let him and didn't really join in. He would tell me that cooking is art. That being in tune to the spices, the textures, the scents, the tastes, had a sensuality to it. And it does. Now that I have been spending more time in the kitchen, I feel it. When I have that awareness, my senses are being teased and tantalized. When the mood is set; music, candles and my husband by my side, it feels romantic, sexy...a different form of making love and nourishing our bodies.

Tell me your thoughts on this...or share with me your own stories.


Blogger la vie en rose said...

well, this is definitely trey...but i haven't come around yet. i swear the man has a secret love affair with alton brown... i certainly enjoy his cooking (it keeps me fat and happy) but i have yet to see the art through the mess.

October 17, 2006 at 11:10:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi - glad to hear that I taught him well!!! Tell him, that I am very proud of him!

Mom in Canada

October 17, 2006 at 11:42:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, I have yet to have a love affair with cooking. I make a great pot of coffee and a mean up of tea; does that count? I have red accents all over my kitched...red, the color of passion; does that count?


October 17, 2006 at 11:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger nina beana said...

oooh! this post makes me want to run down to my kitchen and start cooking something. maybe pumpkin bread? i like to take it out of the over early so the middle is still a little undone, and then cut myself a big middle slice, sprinkle some sugar on it, and big in.

thanks for this culinary post! xo

October 17, 2006 at 11:47:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i looooove cooking. my mama never let me cook with her because i was too messy; she always asked me to leave once i spilled too much flour on the floor. so i taught myself through volunteering with a vegan food collective - which meant, that up until i met my partner, i hadn't really cooked meat before.
my partner's caribbean, and he's been teaching me things about seasoning, how to roast...it really is such a bonding experience, knowing that what we're creating is going to nourish the other, and he looks damned cute with a whisk in his hand, too.

October 17, 2006 at 12:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Vanessa said...

mmmm... like water for chocolate!

October 17, 2006 at 12:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, I have a love affair with my husband's cooking!
I don't have the patience; but when I want to do something nice for him I plan out a meal and make it (a big event!). He cooks every day for us; and I'm equally appreciative every single day for this gift.

October 17, 2006 at 1:42:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rrrwwwarr! That's awesome! Huz! We better get cooking!! :)

October 17, 2006 at 1:51:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a first witness of the yummy food that comes out of that kitchen. Who knew I would love lamb and curry...mmmm...now I am craving it!! love you!

October 17, 2006 at 2:23:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya sweetness.. YUMMMO...
I know exactly what you speak of.
ANd I too... am not *much* of a cook... but cooking with Nath, is the *BEST*
A Saturday night
Love and hugs to you.

October 17, 2006 at 4:38:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooking is the ultimate practice in Zen and mindfulness. I am still working on it. I am still a bit too "fast moving " to slow down enough to cook a decent meal. I do love it when I have the time...

October 17, 2006 at 5:23:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loooooove cooking with wine and my husband when the kids are away...

I'm totally with ya on this one.

October 17, 2006 at 5:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

i love the way you have described what he has taught you about cooking...
the sensuality of it all...this is something i want to learn from and create in my life.

and this picture...i love the colors.

October 17, 2006 at 8:01:00 PM PDT  
Blogger swissmiss said...

Have you read The Mistress of Spices? For whatever reason, it's the first thing that popped into my head when I read your post. If you haven't read it, it's a wonderful read.

October 18, 2006 at 1:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger mint and orange said...

cooking is certainly sensual, sexual sometimes, and nurturing. i LOVE cooking, and especially with or for the man i love. it's my most expressive me.

October 18, 2006 at 6:58:00 AM PDT  

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