Carter, you’re a wizard! Not a very good wizard, but still.

I like cooking.  You take a whole bunch of strange esoteric components (spices), mix them according to strange arcane spells (recipes), apply the very forces of creation (heat), and out comes magic (tasty food).

I won’t lie I very often pretend I’m a wizard in potions class when I cook.  Only instead of giving Professor Snape grief like that ungrateful Potter kid, I’d be kissing his butt and learning how to master the Dark Arts.

Also my daughter hates my cooking.  But she’s clearly a Slytherin so whatever.