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Cooking by Miss Zonouzi




I myself am crazy to try international food, Italian and Chinese are my fav. (well out of those I have tried already I like these the best) so there is no need to explain why I enjoyed this composition (which was read in the grammar class) by our collogue very much! And I decided I should post it here.

Well enough appetizers let’s get to main dish while its hot!


“Cooking is an art and patience a virtue… Careful shopping, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing – love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things you can be an artist – not perhaps in the representational style of a Dutch master, but rather more like Gauguin, the naïve, or Van Gogh, the impressionist. Plates or pictures of sunshine taste of happiness and love.” ~Keith Floyd, a feast of Floyd

Cooking is like creating a work of art, two cops of love, a tablespoon of care, and a touch of imagination. Everybody can cook; it just needs a little effort. You need to choose your ingredients as you choose a pair of shoes; you want it to fit your personality. You need to stir the pan, as if you’re gently combing your daughter’s hair. You need to add the ingredients, as if you want to draw a thin line, exact yet gentle.

When you travel, after sightseeing and feasting your eyes with splendor, you realize that your stomach is quite jealous of the fact that you paid attention to your eyes and not him, it drags you to the only place it knows, a restaurant. The music played in the restaurant, the magical smell that has filled the place makes you even more hungry. You ask the waiter what that place’s cuisine is and decide to give it a try. In that restaurant you will get a taste of their culture and social identity in a way that nothing else can show.

I believe that by setting a beautiful table of pure white plates, spotless cutlery, and neatly folded napkins, you can brighten up your dark and unpleasant day; if only you can take a quick peek into the wonderful world of cooking. Cooking is not just about stuffing some things down your throat; it dispenses joy, brings people together, and satisfies a group of hungry stomachs!

In this era that our lives pass us by so fast that it doesn’t leave room for hesitation, we have to endure every possibility there is to associate with people and form new relationships that make us feel there is a human left in us; cooking can do this job, just invite your friends and family, set the table, put some fish in the oven with lemon zest and potatoes on the side, and you will have the recipe for a memorable evening.

Let’s praise Marie-Antoine Carême’s words of wisdom, “When we no longer have good cooking in the world, we will have no literature, nor high and sharp intelligence, nor friendly gatherings, no social harmony.”

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  1. leila zonouzi
    January 3, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    ooooooooo!!! I feel like Tom Hanks when he created fire in cast away!!! Thanks!

  2. niloofar
    January 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    wowwwwwwwwww it was beautifulllllll but it has a problem! im dying of hunger!it shows thatshe cooks with so much passion. thanks

  3. Maj
    January 3, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Very nice… Ill never ready this when I am hungry but I am sure gonna enjoy it while having a good food!

  4. Nasrin
    January 3, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Leila, We all enjoyed your composition…

    Tnx to both of u 🙂

    BTW, I’m hungry 🙂

  5. January 4, 2010 at 11:53 am

    You’re one of the best non-native English writers I’ve ever seen. To be honest, I surf the web at least 6 hours a day and every time I read at least 50+ pages of manuals, how-tos, weblogs, and forums, but your writing… I’m out of words.

  6. January 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Verrrrry artistic, verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry artistic!

  7. leila zonouzi
    January 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    wow, guys i’m flattered! thank you all :$

  8. January 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    woww, very nice, unfortunately I wasn’t there and missed that. It was exquisitely beautiful. congrats 😉

  9. Fariba-Rufuyan
    January 4, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    it was amazing Leila.. i’m really proud of you 😀

  10. Hossein
    January 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Very well done Leila! I’m in awe of your expertise in writing.

  11. Hossein
    January 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    oh and it reminded me of your cake, so that’s why it was so delicious :p

  12. Nahid
    January 6, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    That was great 🙂

  13. Payaam
    January 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I’m hating it.

    I’m going to break my hunger strike.

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