Friday, November 27, 2015

COOKING IS....

... COORDINATION.


While one hand is rolling hard the crank, coordinating the other one to welcome the layer of pasta gently, pulling it out and up.


Take some noodles with the ribs of a big fork, lift them up, out of the "mass"; place the fork on a big spoon, start to spin.....



................ coordinating your movements to form a gracious nest.


Use "coordinated" senses: listen to the noise of the mirepoix frying in a pan, while  smelling if the wine has evaporated in another pan, while "instintively" measuring the right amount of salt and sprinking it in another pan, while watching if the cake is growing .. or burning in the oven, while tasting a sauce and thinking about the next step.....


Choose and "coordinate" the lines of color, assembling a fruit tart.


Push the dough, paying attention to not let it go out from top of the pastry bag, calibrate the strenght, to make chox of the same size and, eventually, coordinate the other hand to hold the baking paper when you pull up the pastry tip.


Use the hand like a sculptor, pointing the fillet knife into the fish and moving the joint of the wrist with a coordinate and harmonic motion... almost  a dance..


Use the hand like a lever, pressing the thumb on the potato (or apple or anything else you have to peel) and wasting the less as possible. (see: http://gigliocooking.blogspot.it/2015/09/there-are-two-things-that-make-humans.html )


Cooking is using the common (good) sense .....


.............. and find a coordination with the others in the kitchen, ...


......... without yelling or launching knives. 



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