Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Thai cooking and the Mellow Monk philosophy

This chef's description of the philosophy of Thai cooking is similar to the Mellow Monk philosophy of green tea:


Don't sweat the details. Don't worry too much about measuring with a cup or scale or about timing with a stopwatch. Learn, in the case of green tea, to make the tea-brewing process intuitive, so that it all becomes second nature—how much tea to use, how long to let the water cool after boiling, and how long to let the tea brew, for instance. Brewing and drinking green tea is not supposed to be an exercise in replicating someone else's instructions. Green tea time is supposed to be a time to let go and relax.


—Mellow Monk


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