No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.
I think this is the case for most creative outlets. Once you are in the flow of things, the essence of your past and present teachers are in the work you do. For me, exploring food from my heritage keeps me connected to my culture and brings me joy knowing the methods I use have been the same for generations. This quote feels like it has a different meaning today as you can literally follow a video, accompanying the cook! But I think especially at a time where we’re mostly at home, either having to prepare more home cooked meals or just wanting to cook/bake more for fun, it’s reassuring to know you have the amazing company of yourself and know that anyone you have learnt from, your ancestors and teachers, are there with you :)