Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"The Art of Cooking"

In our blog we deside to post short tales from Wise short tales regularly.
And this first short tale I want to devote to our dear Nicole, Masha's niece. She is great in cooking ! )))
And she showed us that cooking can be exciting and charming occupation !
Sushi, pizza, cakes, fish, barbecue and so on....Everything will be delicious!


One day, a group of philosophers were arguing about which profession was the most important. One of them said:
“Teachers are the most important. Without access to education, children would not acquire knowledge, and that would put an end to progress.”
“The human race needs builders most of all,” another philosopher declared. “Without builders, people would have no shelter and there would be no beautiful buildings.”
“Musicians, artists and poets make our lives special. Art separates people from animals,” the third philosopher chipped in.
The friends had just started to discuss which professions could be viewed as proper art, when they were interrupted by one of the philosophers’ students.
He was a servant in the house where the philosophers had their meetings, so the owner of the house let him attend lessons for free.
“Highly respected scholars, you have forgotten to mention cooks,” the student said.
“How dare you interrupt our conversation? Being a cook is not an art. Go into the kitchen and make lunch,” the host said angrily.
The student silently left the room. That day, the pupil disappeared before lunch, and the host had to cook the meal himself. When the philosophers had finished eating, they didn’t feel very well and made their way home.
The owner of the house found a new servant and cook. Time passed, and the philosopher at whose house the meeting had taken place noticed his friends had stopped visiting him, and he had also lost the ability to sit and think deeply about things after dinner. Eventually, the philosopher decided to get rid of the new cook, and he sent his old cook and student a note with the words: You’re right: being a cook is an art, not an occupation.
Soon the philosopher’s friends started to gather in his house to discuss their thoughts once again. Their discussion was only interrupted by lunch, prepared by the student.
“Being a cook is indeed an art, not an occupation,” the host said after lunch, and everyone agreed with him.

And what do you think ? Cooking is an art ?


  1. Everything is art, when person has put his heart into his work.

    These book tell about the special meaning of our life, how to find this special meaning, why we need to find it, and why it so important. We all are very special, and it will be very interesting to choose one story from the books and devote it to one concrete person.

  2. I'm completely agree ! ))) Short tail is not only theory but it can be guide for action!