Fried some chicken fillets today to use in a salad. Nothing fancy, just sprinkled them with salt and pepper. After they were cooked, I snacked on a few pieces as I was shredding them into strips and was struck by how delish it was.
The explosion of food shows, magazines, blogs, etc. have made gourmet food much more accessible, which is great but has also spurred the tendency to overcomplicate things...use exotic spices here, employ froufrou techniques there. Today I was reminded of the merits of good ol' salt and pepper.
I'm not saying that I'll stop experimenting in the kitchen, but today it was nice to be reminded that simple can be good too...and that's applicable even outside the kitchen.