This is one of those sayings about food that I so wish had tumbled so effortlessly from my lips for the very first time. These words resonate with the struggling wannabe chef hidden deep within and the not so shabby cook that has made her way to the surface. An empty pan is one that begs to have its cast iron or Teflon coated void bursting with wonderful ingredients and I try my damndest to oblige this silent yet passionate plea. I want to fill up the space of that canvas and create a masterpiece. That’s why I cook. Oh yeah, that, and also because I’m hungry.