Cooking is my love language.Courtney Smith
Courtney cooks to express herself, but even more so to show her love for family and close friends. She’s so good at it that her extended family, all of whom live nearby, rely on her when it comes to cooking for gatherings. She’s the boss. She’s taken a talent for art (she’s a former art teacher) and found a new way of expressing herself in the beautifully styled cheese plates she creates.
Where did your passion for cooking come from?
I went to art school and taught art for many years. Cooking for me is a very creative activity.
What do you think about at the cutting board?
I’m a busy mom, and cutting and food prep is the only time when I’m just completely focused. I’ve got food in front of me and the knife in my hand. It’s meditative.
Let’s talk about creativity in the kitchen?
When I’m cutting food and cooking, I’m changing it — transforming it into something different. To me it’s similar to the process of making art. Cooking is my love language — it’s the best way I can say “I love you.”