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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Why am I here talking about how I live food? I think it's because I need an outlet to express my food experiences. Because, after 14 years of working in the industry as a cook and chef, in restaurants like Tabla, Morimoto and Eleven Madison Park, I have gained tremendous experience and perspective when it comes to food and how people interact with it. Not just with regard to the preparation and the rigorous psychotic ballet that cooking on a NYC line develops, but more importantly, I have gained perspective on how food interacts with people. That exchange, is what food in general is all about. It's about the process of experiencing food from start to finish and from culture to culture. And I think that is the story I want to tell with regard to how I live food. That it's not just about the cooking or the eating or even just the place that you call home... It's about the entire process, and the entire process on a global scale.

That is the relationship I want to focus on, because that relationship is how I live and interact with food. Its why I wake up every day and put on my chef whites, its the same reason I go to farmers markets, experience different restaurants around New York City and even travel abroad to places like China and Costa Rica. All of those things are a part of how I live food and that is the story I want to tell.
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