September 20, 2002
I've thought for a long time now that I've hated it because I was inexperienced or just bad at it. Not so. I've discovered that the reason I hate it is based on the immediate gratification factor. I can't stand the wait. I get antsy and impatient – that's the real problem. I'm always rushing too. When I realize I'm hungry, I want food right then. I don't want to cook it! Sometimes it's worth the wait; but usually it's just stressful. Besides, this kitchen sucks. I understand the artistic approach to it, but I can't create on an empty stomach!