This is a beautiful quote from Michael Ruhlman author of Ruhlman’s Twenty: 20 Techniques 100 Recipes A Cook’s Manifesto, The Making of a Chef and ten other brilliant books.
“A cook and a chef are different entities. “Chef” is a title. A chef can be good or bad or everything in between; he or she can be a hotel chef, restaurant chef, TV chef, personal chef or a corporate chef. “Chef” denotes a job. But when you are a cook that is who you are. It’s your spine and your soul. It suffuses all that you touch. When you see the soil bursting with young lettuce, with tomatoes, with light green vines of peas, all the molecules between you glaze and those vegetables are charged with the energy of cooking. The air sparkles.”
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