The art of cooking
It can be expressed through a long prepared meal or a quick original sandwich, It doesn't matter what you set out to create as long as the experience is enjoyable and the end result tastes great. Preparing meals is uniquely human as an activity and as such, we have created better tools through time to help us enjoy time spent doing it. For some, it takes form as an early start while others discover it's joys at a later age. We sometimes do it for ourselves, for friends and family or sometimes we make a career out of it. Whether you do it for fun or for work, what links each and everyone is the emotions that are part of the journey, from frustration to fulfillment, from grief to happiness. The joy of cooking is inherently cathartic in that it brings as much relief for the soul as it does an empty stomach.
Don't be afraid to get dirty, kitchens are designed for an easy clean-up and the journey of the recipe is as much fun as the meal it produces. Rare are the memories stronger than time in the kitchen with a parent or an evening around a table with friends.
Anyone who cooks will tell you a simple thing "If you have never failed at preparing something, you haven't tried hard enough".