- Food is an interesting one for me. I used to have this relationship with food that was very simple and surfaced. My perception of food was, ‘it’s fuel for me to get energy and that’s it’. Now, everything has changed. I still have an understanding that food is necessary for survival, but my connection and appreciation for food has grown much deeper. I look at it as another way to express myself. Cooking has become therapeutic for me, and has turned from surface based to an outlet where I feel can harness my energy in a positive direction.