Pain indeed makes for a great recipe for writing. It has the intensity of flavour and aroma of despair. It clings to the palette like umami and refreshes the memory like mint. It gives an unholy satisfaction when served cold and arouses multiple layers of pleasurable despondency when piping hot. Writhing, seething, hurting, fetishes that never leave the writers innermost thoughts are the ones that make for the best dishes but alas!