Creativity & Comfort in Cooking
by S. Mathew
Food itself is a language and an integral part of our cultural identities and experiences. It brings families, friends, and communities together. Cooking can be fun, exciting, adventurous, and a form of creative expression. During COVID-19, many people are cooking more for themselves, their families, and loved ones.
Cooking is my passion, and I find comfort, joy, and happiness when I cook for my friends, family, and community. It is also a way I show love, compassion, and appreciation for those I care about. It gives me a sense of accomplishment knowing that my family and friends enjoy the food I cook.
I love creating my own recipes, as well as incorporating ingredients and flavors from various influences in my life. I usually use whatever ingredients are found in my fridge to create my dishes. I never know how my dish will turn out.
I'd like to share photos of some of my favorite dishes and desserts that I made with love to nourish my loved ones.
If you are interested in cooking, here are some cookbooks available in eBook format through San Jose Public Library. If you're currently not a member, read about how to apply for an SJPL e-card.
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