Food, something everyone loves. People have their favorites whether it is desserts, steaks, or even salads the spectrum is endless. The joy someone has when they take that first bite of food is priceless. The expression of calm hesitation, the crooked smile, and then the pure joy of biting into the first fork or spoon of the meal is pure joy. Where else do humans get this type of satisfaction? Sex, drugs, music? Yes, but food is on an entirely different level because of the art and care that goes into a good meal. Everyone has a different opinion on what a good constitutes, and that is what makes food such a unique experience in this world. The joy I get from food is process of making the meal. Going to the store searching for the ingredients, smelling the herbs, touching the produce, and finding the right cut of meat is an adventure. Getting back to my kitchen and laying everything out in the order that it has to be added, turning on some great tunes, and pouring myself a drink it is a Zen like state. None of this has to be complicated either, and in my opinion the simpler the better the meal will be for you. One of the best memories I have is making burgers from scratch for my dad. I got the perfect cut of meat, ground it up, seasoned it perfect, and threw it on the grill. Watching the expression on his face was priceless, and it felt good being able to bring happiness to someone through something so simple. Some of the best times and memorable have been shared over a meal. Every time I see my friend Mike it is at meal. My favorite conversations have been over a meal with him, and those are the times I will never forget because the experience is tattooed on my mind. Food is not just something to fill your stomach for a short period of time, it is an experience that can change the mood of someone, it is life that gives us life. Embrace your next meal and see what you can come up with, and I guarantee you will come back with a new appreciation for it.