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Let’s get cooking!

Food is a very simple path to happiness and ever since I chose this path I have not looked back. Food is crucial to our nourishment; the nourishment of body and also mind, but is also a source of joy for many of us.  How exciting is the sight of water bubbling over, beckoning for the pasta to be thrown in; butter, sugar and cream, transforming into this strange, exciting, decadent caramel. And how wonderfully inviting is a home with the whiff of a delicious apple pie in the oven?     You are guaranteed to stay until you get a piece of that pie. Food is a sure source of pure happiness. Greek and Christian philosophers argued that happiness associated with food is just ‘happiness’ as a ‘thing’,  and therefore ephemeral and short-lived. Yes, I do admit that the fish pie with a generous melange of potatoes, white fish and creamy yet savoury fish velouté topped with clouds of potato mash, a duo of breadcrumbs and parmesan baked to perfection does fill me up …