If there’s anything related to food I enjoy more than actually cooking or eating food, it’s looking at food. Food is so photogenic. You know the adage, “we eat with our eyes before we eat with our mouths?” Well it’s true, and to this extent I do my best to appreciate the process of food equally to the end result that ends up on my plate.
Due process in the kitchen is something of a lost art. We’ve successfully transformed our society into one where time spent performing tasks outside the kitchen is more valuable than the time spent preparing food in the way it deserves, and as I’ve already indicated, beauty in the process can be tantamount to the enjoyment experienced by eating the food itself. The proof is in the details. Luckily, there are increasing numbers of people working tirelessly to reverse this trend.
A prime example can be found on daily display in the showcase of a local Kingfield neighborhood bakery in South Minneapolis, Pâtisserie 46.