I recently came across an interesting article about empathy shared by Dr. LaBier on Huffington Post dated a few years ago. The article was well written about the lack of empathy in today's America. Dr. LaBier clearly defined the difference between empathy and sympathy. He also provided some useful guidance of how we can develop an empathetic practice.
I personally feel that EDD (Empathy Deficit Disorder, a made up disorder by Dr. LaBier) sadly is apparent everywhere. Many of us can't relate because we simply failed to recognize that at the end of the day, we are in fact interconnected and bound together. It took me awhile to understand how important it is to know how to empathize. I am thankful for all those sleepless nights when I had the voracious appetite for readings.
This traditional Malaysian curry dish and naan bread is my tribute to Dr. LaBier's insightful article on empathy. I've never been to India nor Malaysia and I would love to visit one day. I used Malaysian curry because that's what I found in my mom's fridge. As for the naan, I got this recipe from a blog called Half Baked Harvest, created by a beautiful young blogger called Tieghan. The only difference is that I added some chopped scallions to my bread.
I think last night's cooking experience was very inspiring. I realized why curries and naans represent today's Indian cuisine. This realization also strengthened my passion for cooking. Cooking different cuisines enables me to feel more connected to the people in this world. I hope my recipes can inspire some of you out there.
Happy cooking, everyone!