In these posts I hope to give you some ideas and explain many gastronomic techniques. However the effort you make to cook a dish is pointless if you don’t do it with affection. I can immediately perceive the inner feelings of a person when he touches and manipulates the ingredients.
Looking at some people using knives, always very sharp, of course, I imagine them as small and furious rippers, while others use them with such skill and concentration that the best surgeon would be envious. Every little thing can be the mirror of the soul: a gesture, a movement. So be aware and conscious when preparing food and, above all, relax!
What about the mother, the cook, the chef? Thank them and encourage them to repeat their culinary achievement. And if you are the cook, accept with delight the compliments and comments of your friends. Never say that the food could have been better, as many housewives do, with false modesty just be pleased! But it happened that you have burnt the meat, the spinach has become sort of grey and the potatoes are still raw, have a laugh and order some pizzas at Da Bruno a Casa!
There are many types of love and one of them is the present love, here and now, the love inspired by the people who surround me. I want to express this love. I want to give love, chat, understand and be with my people. We all need to give ourselves to others, although some people have not yet understood, and still think, wrongfully, that to receive is better. Nevertheless, not even those can help their best feelings when I see their eyes full of wonder about the spaghetti I am serving to them. Love is so simple indeed.
Our children need our time. You need to see them and listen to them in order to understand their matters and problems. They have to know that they can trust their parents, that their parents, no matter what, will always support them.
Why should not we allow them to differ with us? There should always be an space for fruitful discussion where every opinion, even the most passionate or far-fetched one can be brought out. There is no problem in doing so when you sit at the table. There you will have time and space to listen, to feel, to reason, to forgive or simply to accept.