When I got married, at first I was so resistant to cook every night as part of my tasks. I wasn't good at it, I was annoyed by it and it really made me feel frustrated. On the flip side of that, I enjoy cooking competition shows and DVR them as if they are Game of Thrones.
The change occurred when I began to see chefs as artists, ingredients as medium and execution as experimentation and process. Both art & cooking have foundations with rules, principles of harmony, balance and contrast. Once I applied these principles to cooking as artistry, the change was evident in my meals.
Don't get me wrong, I am not claiming to be an amazing chef! I just now have a better relationship with cooking and appreciate all the possibilities and look forward to expanding my palette.