There are some things that every home cook, and chef, should know about and that is seasoning. For those of you who are new to my blog, there are two things you will learn. One is that I am a food show junkie. The other is that for me everything has a lesson about living life in a more spiritual and loving way. Seasoning my food is just one more lesson in my life.
Amongst my favorite shows, which I now watch on YouTube are MasterChef, Chopped, and MasterChef Professional for various reasons. One thing they have all taught me is the importance of seasoning every level. You don’t just season the breading on fried chicken, you season the chicken as well. As Gordon Ramsey let Season 10 contestants know you season the ground beef before you make the burgers as well as on the outside. Don’t over salt your burgers though because there is salt in the cheese as well, if you are having cheese on your burger. The key lesson is to season inside and out.
As I started thinking about this, I realized it is like spiritual lessons we encounter in our lives. So often lessons can be offered to us and we may listen to, or pay attention to, them for a moment, kind of like seasoning outside. However, the lessons which have the biggest impact on our lives are those we internalize and make a part of our daily lives. The lessons we let inside are important as are those we just need for a fleeting moment.
Whether we are making burgers or moving through a challenging time, we should pull on what is both inside as well as outside to bring us through. The seasoning inside is just as important as the outside. One without the other is not complete.