To me, spending the afternoon in the kitchen is not work. I don’t really cook anything fancy, but passing the hours preparing a meal, having a beer or two, and listening to the radio, is my idea of a good time.
Like a lot of things we do for fun, you probably wouldn’t want to do it for a living. Toiling in a professional kitchen is serious work, no matter how glamorous they make it look on TV.
Pan roasted asparagus
Roast chicken with pancetta and olives