“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.”
—Thomas Keller, American chef, restauranteur, and cookbook author
On a recent vacation, Wendy and I decided to visit one of the cruise ship’s specialty restaurants, where they up-charge for the higher level cuisine.
One of the specialty appetizers was home-made pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven. As a vegan, I was looking forward to the chef creating something extra special. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed in that all they did was put a bunch of raw, unseasoned vegetables on a piece of dough and baked it. It had virtually no flavor, and certainly no soul.
What special ingredients and soulful spices can and will you bring to life’s recipes to delight yourself and those in your various communities?