Growing up as the only child, I have never cooked much, even though I eat every day. Recently, living with a dozen fellow practitioners, I have been inspired by the care and joy they put into preparing and sharing food. So, I signed up to be the apprentice chef every day for half a months, and then cooked a meal independently for the whole group. It was a simple meal: white rice, curry, and stir fry veggies. But I had so much fun — and gratitude in heart — while cooking, and my gracious guests loved the food. It was all gone before I remembered to take a photo to send to my parents, who cooked for me my whole life, but I had never cooked for them.