What is the importance of creativity in culinary arts?

For me, the cooking process is the clearest example of how we develop broadly applicable skills while doing something we love. I believe that cooking not only develops our learning agility, but it also develops analytical skills and mathematical thinking. Of all the skills we acquire in the cooking process, I think that creativity and innovation are the most powerful. Cooking is one of the fastest ways to exercise your creativity, especially because you play with temperature, a mechanic that is very sensitive to time.

Whether it's a stir-fry or a braised pork shoulder, the time it takes for a piece of food is significantly shorter than that of any painting or sculpture.