I know the cooking reference is just alliterative, but oddly enough, there really is
an Aikido cookbook... It's called The Art of Blending
, produced by North Bay Aikido. Mitsugi Saotome Sensei also talks extensively of cooking in Aikido: Living by Design
and has noted its meditative nature on numerous occasions. Hitohiro Saito Sensei is an accomplished and professionally-trained chef.
I, on the other hand, have only mastered the eating