The Philosopher’s Cookbook

Marthinus Versveld

I particularly enjoy this book hence I have read it thrice. The reason for this is that each time I open it, I discover a new meaning it, all the time. It’s one of those books that are there for all the seasons in your life.

It allowed me to understand that every ‘meal’ I have is not meant for me, that recipes can be changed and that nothing is stagnant. I also learnt that the simpler things are sometimes, the better it is for me. It uses making soup as an example of the different ingredients we put into our lives, hoping that the outcome will be something we can enjoy.

This book has taught me that precision doesn’t always matter and that sometimes one has to ‘feel’ situations out before assuming what the outcome will be.

A book that I will probably read every year because the more I mature, the more parts of the book makes sense to me.