Contessa’s Bare Feet Sarah Parks Click the cartoon for the music. Once opened, minimize the music while it continues to play in the background. Continue to the next slide. In every slide, the Food network emblem appears, click each time after viewing the slide. Read the passage and move back to the powerpoint. This skill set is acquired, not achieved. Slouch. Taste. Think. Dream. Succeed. Converse. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. …tilting one’s head, letting a body hang, squinting eyes at the right angles… The ideal “slouch” allows the viewer to really sink into the food. …slink into position, slouch intently, and enjoy the show. Using every sensory organ, one needs to act as if they can taste exactly what is to be boiled, sliced, steamed, zested, broiled. A person’s goal acts as the grainy vanilla bean, success is the clue to what is in the dish. “I love to give my guests a clue to what is inside” (Ina Garten). Wash up some stamina, kindness, courage, rinse all the good that may come from it, and repeat of course. One must be able to sniff out the right way and time of using, maybe even abusing this process. Cook well, eat well, thing, dream, succeed, converse, wash, rinse, repeat well. As the show comes to an end, follow these instructions: Minimize the slideshow and music (while you restart the song) as you read through the essay, just the words. Return to the presentation and truly analyze the photos directly to the written piece. Close out both the presentation and written copy, restart the song to view the performer’s passion. Passion of food to the passion of music. Observe. Enjoy the show.