Cooking is like to falling in love. It should either be done recklessly or not at all.
A recipe is soulless. You, as the chef, must infuse the recipe with soul.
Cooking is similar to painting or songwriting. There are only so many flavours, just as there are only so many notes or colors—how it's you combine them that makes you unique.
Preparing for yourself, no matter how brilliant a chef you are, is not enjoyable; the joy comes from cooking for others. Music is the same way.
Cooking with children entails more than simply ingredients, recipes, and preparation. It's all about using your imagination, empowering yourself, and being creative.
Following your heart rather than following recipes is more important in real cooking.