Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend at ‘Beth Fish Reads’, Weekend Cooking meme. Please link to your specific post, not your blog’s home page.
This week, in response to the Beth Fish post about Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls, this is my contribution to this fun meme.
“Breadbaking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells…there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.”
M. F. K. Fisher, ‘The Art of Eating’
This set me thinking about the therapeutic quality of many aromas in my everyday life, those that I don’t consciously think about, but that can change and lighten my mood and thought processes:
.A lovely piece of Stilton cheese just as the wrapper is removed;
.Freshly mown grass that is slightly damp;
.The pungent smell of seaweed that always assails you at the sea shore;
.My first cup of coffee in the morning, drunk slowly and savoured;
What are some of the aromas that give you that feel-good, satisfaction factor?