OBASEKI | A Brokie’s Guide to Having No Meal Plan


There is no such thing as a interest fairly like cooking. There’s simply one thing about working along with your fingers to create one thing you by no means had earlier than. It’s a interest that lends itself to boundless creativity, missing most of the formulaic boundaries that make different hobbies boring. Sure, there’s chemistry concerned… however to refuse the experimentation that comes with diverging from formal recipes is to rob your self of many of the pleasure of the expertise. 

With this pleasure comes a outcome that can’t be replicated by most different hobbies. Cooking is exclusive in that each the method and the product of a session provide two completely different experiences; two completely different pathways to having fun with the interest. Visible arts can’t provide this, because the completed product is one you’ve seen a thousand instances earlier than it’s completed. Sports activities can’t examine in that you would be able to solely benefit from the product of your laborious work if recorded — and even then, it lacks the novelty of a completely new expertise. You might be merely reliving the moments of the sport. With cooking, creating your dish provides a completely completely different expertise from consuming it. When doing it with others, the pleasure of those experiences could make for a few of your most memorable instances in faculty, because it has for me. 

Admittedly, that is as a lot of an argument for selecting up the interest of cooking as it’s a information for how one can stay and not using a meal plan. With no meal plan, you’re inspired to learn to cook dinner, uncover loads of completely different diets, and develop a sequence of precious abilities for later maturity. I encourage you all to not less than attempt dwelling one semester and not using a meal plan — discover the number of meals that exist outdoors of Cornell’s eating halls, and develop some spectacular abilities within the course of.