Writing and cooking are two of my favorite activities whenever time permits. I’ve come to realize that each have similar elements. Whether creating a recipe or writing an article, blog, or even a book, each necessitates the proper ingredients for an optimal outcome. Preparing a special entrée takes just the right ingredients which will complement each other in flavor. Too much of one spice and not enough of another can change the whole dynamic of the dish being prepared. When writing, the words are my ingredients that come together for my intended audience. That audience of prepared dishes or writings will differ, so recipes or words will also vary. For instance, a romance story wouldn't be written with the intention of children reading the material. Just like chicken nuggets and boxed macaroni and cheese wouldn't be prepared for an adult dinner party.
Just as writers find pleasure in the art of writing, those who take pride in cooking are doing so for the art and pleasure it brings, and the joy of sharing their prize creation. Each are done with a labor of love, and often come with critique of others which will be used to polish future endeavors.