People who like to cook will almost automatically cultivate the detective skills they use to track down new recipes to try. They can lose all sense of time as they fall under the spell of recipe after recipe in a cookbook or watch a chef preparing a dish on television or online. Then there is the pleasure of shopping for the fresh ingredients and seasonings and preparing them for use. They won't notice the heat from the stove and will ignore the pain from hot dishes taken fresh from the oven with ungloved hands or spatterings of hot oil from frying foods.
BUSY BRUNCH: Sandwiches and fruit can make a good breakfast on a rushed morning.
Cooks who track down recipes do it for different reasons. They may be seeking new dishes for business reasons, preparing themselves for overseas cooking jobs, or just looking for interesting dishes to enjoy with the family.
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