There seems to be a unified theme running through food shows, recipes, magazine articles and blogs; make it simple, make it easy, make it fun.
Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but the words simple-easy are sprinkled too generously in most things I read and most things I watch. I find this annoying. Really good food is the result of thoughtful preparation, effort, love and patience.
No, it is not work and yes, it certainly can be fun. However, I would love it more if we were attracted to cooking because it did take some effort and because we derived pleasure simply by giving others something wonderful to eat.