I cook because I like having the autonomy to choose what I eat. Cooking allows me to eat according to my mood, be creative, make mistakes, improvise, learn, and cook for and with others. The therapy of chopping of onions, washing lettuce leaves, and mixing batter by hand create a symphony of smells and sound. Even if a meal doesn't turn out the way I plan it is guaranteed to be satisfying because there is power and pleasure in combining dashes of this and that. Cooking fulfills our innate desire to create.