Dad writes a Foreword….

The most perfect thing about imperfection is the range……the range of nuances, the flavour, the kind that Perfection always falls short of. For a very long time I’ve believed that a passion and imperfection can co-exist, infact they compliment each other.
And what’s imperfection anyway when it comes to food.
I envy the people who cook everyday – cook ordinary and then have a whole family crave for their culinary mediocrity. Because food is euphoric in any degree of finesse….or the lack of it.
I remember a big-eyed, 11 year old Gauri’s face when her cheese toasts browned beautifully and she thought it was magic in her hands….the pangs of imperfection were a few years away !!
Imperfection also has a synonym ….it’s Creativity. Creating beyond the obvious. Creating short of Perfection and denying the luxury of anticipation…
Therefore, I have this to say to Gauri – It’s okay if you strike perfection once in a while but it’s great to know when you are almost there….. again and again……..

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