I CAN’T cook in a messy environment. It makes me frazzled, unfocused, LOCA, something I don’t want to be when dealing with fire, knives, ticket times, and above all angry sweaty chefs. Nothing good comes from it. Nada.
The smallest spill can destroy a dish. How unfair for your patient palate, growing hunger and precious time!! Reward them, not punish.
Let’s avoid this! Before cooking, clean your space. No dirty dishes in the sink, counter space thoroughly wiped down, burners available, possibly some music, maybe a girlfriend to chat with. Whatever brings YOU zen.
Clear space, clear mind. Clear space, clear mind.
Your cooking will flow more naturally. Which means no craziness, no hysteria. Enjoy the time you spend with your food. The more positivity going into it, the more it will show. And taste!
It’s all about balance. So get balanced. Get clean.
*This is my go-to tune while prepping my sanctuary! Nothing better than a little jazz in the cocina!!