This video below by Ryoya Takashima is calming and that is how cooking should be. The simple and repetitive tasks of slicing, heating up a frying pan, grilling and turning foods, can bring peace of mind when carried out in a relaxed and meditative way. Cooking is a creative and rewarding task that stimulates the senses, but too often, we rush into it or wonder if our guests will like the meal.
Cooking is an opportunity to relax and train your mind to be in the here and now. The next time you’re making something simple, like a salad or a sandwich (or a panini), switch off all potential distractors and focus on the ingredients and the process. Mindfulness while you cook can help give you a more serene experience in the kitchen and in your life.
Here’s the video and doesn’t that panini look delicious!