November 4th, 2013
As any participant going to SoJam knows, achieving harmony takes work. You start with a melody as the basic structure of your song and then weave tones around it for a sound that is greater than the sum of its parts. After all that work, the rest is raw talent as well as intuition.
The basic elements of good cooking are strikingly similar. Once you master the basics of your tools, ingredients, and technique you are free to improvise. The inimitable Mario Batali illustrates this well with his recipe for Pancetta-Wrapped Radicchio — the ingredients add up to a “poetic harmony”.
- Ana Maria Harkins