In the masterfully crafted expressions of the palate, passion, and creative vision of an inspired chef, I’ve grown to appreciate cooking as an art form. One of the great aspects of living in an ethnically diverse neighbourhood is that it’s easy to discover new food experiences created by chefs inspired by traditions from around the globe.
I’m a foodie (not a chef), and yet I love the challenge that comes with recreating in my kitchen the world of flavours I discover in unique dishes that arrest my palate. But before I attempt to prepare any dish that takes me beyond the scope of my culinary competence, I glean insight through conversation with people who do cook and eat a particular dish on a more regular basis than myself. I research its peculiar spices, exotic ingredients, cooking methods, recipe variations, garnish and presentation, tips and techniques, even proper equipment and utensils. But it’s not my new steamer that has now perfected my Lo Bak Go (Chinese Turnip Cake).
I’ve learned the wisdom in following instruction, but I’ve also come to understand that perfecting a dish is a process of study, application, and fine-tuning until the culinary masterpiece I’m aiming for takes shape. As with every human endeavour, proficiency comes through our decision to actively and continuously engage in the learning process.
Different seasons in our walk with the Lord take us through grounds of different Christian communities, giving us valuable experience in fields of Christian service that although are diverse in culture, tradition and practice, all hold to “Statements of Faith” clarifying Christianity as based on the supreme and final authority of the divinely inspired and inerrant Word of God – the Holy Bible.
The Word of God is central to God-centred living. … Continue Reading