A cooking vessel, such as a pot or pan, might represent:
- Preparing or obtaining physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual nourishment or inspiration
- Starting something or "stirring things up"
- Creating or creativity
- A process or project
- What's going on or what's current (as in "whatcha got cookin'?")
- The kitchen, or activities that happen in the kitchen, such as cooking, family time, nurturing, etc.