Like dancing with great music on, you shake your body, move around, which gives great pleasures in body movement, food preparation is another way for you to meditate, excercise your thinkings.
Connecting the modern world with the long history Chinese cooking utensil design of Wolk, I put in whole potatos in the water to boil. The first experience in cooking as a teenager with cousins was burned potatos. We kept putting woods into the fire stove, not realizing the water dried up and potato skin got burned. Simple cooking could cause a mess as well. Now I am stewing coffee. The Turkey coffee needs time to boil and simmer to get the most aroma and flavor out of the coffee grounds. The coffee solids would build up in the bottom afterward. I like the taste of Turkish coffee. I put in good sugar which boiled in the water first, a piece of golden slab sugar from China marketed by Fung Shing Thai, a HK company.
I was simmering the potato to get them cooked through. Not putting too much water, it works by steaming up the potatos.
Sipping the hot coffee, I was thinking about how Carte Noire made coffee roasting interesting by freezing them to lock the aroma and flavor, while capsule coffee made coffee choice easier and preparation time faster by preparing different fineness level of coffee varieties to get best flavor profiles.
All foods need time and patience to work out the best way. That is what meditation works on focusing on what you do and do what you like.
Earthy smell potatos, try if if you like it, dip with the mix of soybean paste and preserved cooked fungus. Yummy!