The kitchen is the heart of a home, as well as a community. Cooking can be an activity of mundane, crude, making food edible sort of activity, to culinary delight preparation to the high art of invocation, magic and spiritual practice and intentional living. It starts with the intention, the choice of ingredients, your consciousness, state of mind and feeling during food preparation, the cooking itself and the presentation of the food.
A conscious attitude in cooking is one of service. Service to the food, service to those who you feed, with boundless gratitude.
With a good meal, you feed the whole being.