Art of cooking – (citra-sakapupa-bhakshya-vikara-kriya)...

Oct 9, 2014 by

“A work of art,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “is something made or transformed by man that functions aesthetically in man’s experience.” Obviously, the only way it can function aesthetically in our experience is if it makes an impact upon our senses. And the more senses it makes an impact upon, the greater its potential impact. And the greater the impact, the greater the art form. Logically then, potentially the greatest art form must be cooking. For cooking-the creation and making of a great dish-does some thing no other art form does. It makes an impact upon not just one of our senses (as a painting does) or two of our senses (as a live performance of music does); it makes an impact upon all five. Every culture has a unique food philosophy. The...

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