Why I Cook

Michael Ruhlman, a man whose books have inspired me tremendously, asked people to answer this simple question, “Why do you cook?”  I love this idea. I’d love to extend that question to anyone who reads this as well. I made sure I wrote this before I started reading other people’s answers. I didn’t want to inadvertently copy them!

Why do I cook?

–I cook because I love food.

–I cook because I’m picky.

–I cook because I’m good at it.

–I cook because I want my family to eat well.

–I cook because it makes others happy.

–I cook because it makes me happy.

–I cook because I know what I like things to taste like and can perfect things to my liking.

–I cook because if I tried to get what I cook in a restaurant every night I’d be broke in a month.

–I cook because I want to know exactly what is in my food.

–I cook to set a good example for my child.

–I cook because that’s what I feel in my heart I need to do to contribute my small part to organic farming and sustainable food culture.

Now off to read Michael’s post as well as responses.

Tell me why you cook? Or why you don’t?