“How is it?” he asked, his anticipation barely contained.

"It's good," she said simply, continuing to eat.

"Good?" He couldn't hide his astonishment. "I fermented vegetables overnight for that tangy depth, marinated the meat for hours to infuse every fiber with flavor, carefully blended spices to create a unique taste profile, and you say it's good?"

"Yea, it's good,” she replied, genuinely content with the meal.