It is a sin to place poorly prepared food on the table, because the matter of eating concerns the well-being of the entire system. The Creator desires His people to appreciate the necessity of having food prepared in such a way that it will not make sour stomachs, and in consequence, sour tempers.
Let not the work of cooking be looked upon as a sort of slavery. What would become of those in our world if all who are engaged in cooking should give up their work with the flimsy excuse that it is not sufficiently dignified? Cooking may be regarded as less desirable than some other lines of work, but in reality it is a science in value above all other sciences. Thus God regards the preparation of healthful food. He places a high estimate on those who do faithful service in preparing wholesome, palatable food. The one who understands the art of properly preparing food, and who uses this knowledge, is worthy of higher commendation than those engaged in any other line of work.
This talent should be regarded as equal in value to ten talents; for its right use has much to do with keeping the human organism in health. Because so inseparably connected with life and health, it is the most valuable of all gifts.
Many who have changed the diet to one of health reform complain that it does not taste well or they cannot stomach it; but if one should take a detail look at their tables, food choices and preparation the conclusion would be gained that it is not the health reform that is at fault, but the poorly prepared food.