From the interview with poet Charles Simic in this week's New York Times Magazine:
Q: What advice would you give to people who are looking to be happy? A: For starters, learn how to cook.
We hope you are happy and cooking this weekend. Here are two poems by Charles Simic: "Cafe Paradiso" and "Crazy About Her Shrimp".
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I am so happy and cooking up a batch of pork rubs in the slow cooker. This weekend I also got ahead on making baby food for my son. My freezer is well stocked with flash frozen organic purees! I get great satisfaction out of making our son's food.
wait, what to cook to be happy? or what cooking makes you happy? or simply what to do to become happy?cooking: something from your childhood. Ask a grandparent for one of their grandparents' recipes.to cook: crisps...simple, sweet, not too involved.to be happy: evaluate your state of mind. What's on your mind? what bugs you? where do you want to be? and what is in your way? if it's you, go see a professional...really it's not a cop out.
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