A couple more dos and don'ts when you are preparing food to offer to Krishna
- Don't use chives, Spring onions (scallions) or leeks, as they belong to the onion family.
- Tasting when you cook: this should really be avoided, as Krishna must be the first to enjoy the food. You can develop your senses of smell and touch instead. BUT there are times when you may need to taste the food, especially if it is a dish you have not cooked before, or you are inventing it as you go along. After all, the result has to be edible! In this case, you can taste as long as you are not actually relishing the flavours for your own enjoyment, but are merely testing to see if it's what you are aiming for. Never taste directly from a cooking spoon, but transfer to an eating spoon and wash your hands and rinse out your mouth afterwards.