Kitchen As Metaphor For Engagement

I've decided this month that my second book this year will be a cookbook. It will be The Agile Kitchen, an idea book on the art of improvisational cooking. It's for people who are intimidated by recipes or want to cook beyond recipes with the power of their own growing culinary intuition. I've had dozens of conversations so far with people who hate cooking to the most celebrated chefs in the planet. One insight emerging so far is the question of whether there is a correlation between how people are engaged in their world and how engaged they are in their own kitchens. Right now, I'm leaning towards the hypothesis of positive correlation. If this pans out (pun pardoned) getting people more engaged in their own kitchen could be one key to getting them more engaged in their world.