I love to cook. It is my favorite hobby. Creating something that tastes great is very rewarding to me. I especially like it when other people are impressed with my cooking. My hobby is great for my wife as well because I do all the cooking. She just has to come home and ask what's for dinner. It works for both of us. I also love to eat and experience great cooking. I'd rather go to a fancy restaurant than do pretty much any other leisure activity. I'm looking forward to checking out a new restaurant tomorrow. Can't wait to try something new.
I also love to watch cooking shows. Anyone who follows me on social media knows my love of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. It is my favorite show because it is simple and interesting. Go to restaurant, interview diners, show how to make signature dish, eat it and rave about its flavor, rinse and repeat. I could watch a channel just dedicated to Triple D and Guy Fieri.
A new show on Netflix I'm really into is Chef's Table. A remarkable chef is featured on each episode. I've watched several episodes so far and the style and production blow me away. It is beautiful to see the chefs excel at their craft. It really brings to light what separates great chefs from adequate ones. One difference is the attention to detail. All the kitchens featured in the show are filled with calm people diligently doing their job. There is no chaos, only order. Another difference is how visually appealing the dishes are. The chefs are obviously making tasty food, but they also make beautiful food. The detail is what sets them apart. Of all the great restaurants I've been to, the one constant has been that the food looks as good if not better than it tastes. I can't say that my food looks great, but it usually tastes pretty good. I guess that's why I'm only an adequate cook and not a great one.