Visualizing a dish or a meal means imagining how the various ingredients fit together and whether or not there is a pleasing or appetizing congruence of elements. I find this similar to the zen teaching: "Let your mind go out and abide in things; let things return and abide in the mind." This is not about using fewer ingredients in order to simplify, or adding more elements in order to elaborate. I understand it as "connecting" or "relating intimately," the work of a lifetime, never finished, yet already complete.

Edward Espe Brown, Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings