"Good cooking is no mystery. You don't need years of culinary training, or rare costly foodstuffs or an encyclopedic knowledge of world cuisines. You need only your own five senses. You need good ingredients, too, of course, but in order to choose and prepare them, you need to experience them fully. It's the many dimensions of sensual experience that make cooking so satisfying.
You never stop learning."
Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food