Spiced up!

posted on 16th of february, 2010

© Phbcz (Help)
Yes, I love to cook, and I love food. I like to experiment with different ingredient and I can not imagine life and food without spices. There's an old romanian story called "Salt in the food" in which the king of the land asks his daughters how much they love him:
First one says she loves him like honey, second one like sugar, but the third one says she loves him like salt in the food. The king is very upset and orders her to leave his palace and his land.
And so she does and becomes a servant in another king's castle, where people love her for her beauty, charm, wits and great cooking. Thus she becomes friends with the queen and when the prince is wounded in a war she takes care of him and makes him better.

The prince asks to marry this girl and the wedding is prepared. She asks for her father to be invited as well without letting her new family she is the daughter of kings.
She prepares the food for her father by her own hand and asks for it to be specially delivered at the table so that no other guest receives this.
While everyone is enjoying their food, her father dislikes it, but when asking around he realizes only his tastes bad.
Considering he's been done wrong he demands explanation and then his daughter tells him that the food he is eating is only made with honey and sugar that he likes so much.
Recognizing his mistake, the king asks for forgiveness.
And they all live happily ever after.

© Looby (Help)

So this is for all those who like to eat and love spices in their food.

Comments (13)

Posted by Furo_felix on March 01, 2010
Nice story :)
I still remember it from when I was little.
Good to bring back old memories.
Come to think of it some cool photos too.
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Tamas on March 01, 2010
This would be great to be the next Assignment....
Posted by Onime on February 26, 2010
I like to eat and love spices food. especialy traditional food. hmm...
Posted by Kittycat on February 20, 2010
Great lesson and story. Great images.
Posted by Deskcube on February 19, 2010
Nice story, wish you the best Ioana!
Posted by Eclecticelegance on February 19, 2010
Very interesting story!!! I had never heard that one before. Thanks for sharing it!
Posted by Jinlide on February 18, 2010
What a great story! Love the way you present the salt. Although nowadays people are generally concern about the salt intake, it is a crucial part of cooking. All a matter of balance. I love spice and herbs, just started to put together fresh culinary herbs.

I love cooking but I found it is not easy to balance cooking and photography the result at the same time. Usually do my serious cooking when I have people over, and then I will have lots of photogenic dishes which I don't have time to set up for shots. I don't remember how many times I have put the plates together I'll just visualize how it could be present and thought "maybe next time".........
Posted by smartview27 on February 18, 2010
This was one of my favorite stories in my childhood, Ioana. It was my pleasure to read it again. I also love food, but I must take care with my weight...waiting spring for outside sports
Posted by Littledesire on February 16, 2010
Nice story! I also love cooking and maybe I should take more photos in the kitchen!
Posted by Justmeyo on February 16, 2010
I know this great story!Great article:)Wish you the best!
Posted by Mani33 on February 16, 2010
Salty story :))
I love spices & tasty food as well! Unfortunately I'm limited in cooking!
Let's say I'm lazy to prepare much!
Promise to photograph your spicy cooking ;)
Posted by Cathysbelleimage on February 16, 2010
Great story! Thanks Ioana!
Posted by Gheburaseye on February 16, 2010
Really nice story, very tender and with a great lesson :-)

I also love cooking (I was also sous chef in restaurants and hotels for a few years), I find it a relaxing and stimulating hobby. I could write for hours about cooking, recipes, culinary experiments (another time I could do it).

Among the images that present, I find beautiful and original "Sugar": it has excellent color combinations, a good light ... yes, I really like it :-)

Soon, G.E.

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