Monday, February 1, 2010
Art For Our Soul
“Laughter is brightest where food is best.”
Food and humor can change the way we look at the ups and downs of life. Often times when we are down or tired, the smell of familiar dishes can perk us up, giving such food the privilege of being called ‘soul food’. For centuries now, food has been considered ‘Prana’- energy,……energy for the mind, energy for the body and energy for the soul. There has consistently been a stress on freshly cooked food, as stale or stored or reheated food is considered to have lost its “prana”.
Always appealing to our five senses,cooking food is by itself an energizer. There are certain smells, herbs, spices and flavors that brings out our innermost feelings.The very thought of cooking gets many of us visualizing the dish, just as some of us remember it merely through taste. Food is the common thread that binds borders, time, age and brings people together .
Modern machines, processed and canned food, have taken the art(and heart) out of cooking, most have started to believe that merely mixing ingredients can make a dish, and earnestly ask for a recipe, which no doubt does create a dish but not necessarily a tasty palette licking one. Paints, brushes and canvas, on their own mean nothing much, use them in harmony and you have created Art….We apply the same to food and blend our grains and spices to create ……
Art For Our Soul.!
"Yaa Devii Sarva Bhooteshu Kshudhaa Roopena Samsthita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha"
“I bow again and again to the Goddess, who dwells in all creatures in the form of appetite”
Welcome to Turmeric n Spice.
We hope you enjoy this art as much as we do.