Thinking About Cooking
Posted 23 September 2003 - 08:26 AM
I am impressed with how well you supply tools to help people think in a more articulated manner about cuisine. Can you tell us anything about how you go about this?
"Behold, I teach you the ubermunch. The ubermunch is the meaning of the earth. Let your will say: the ubermunch shall be the meaning of the earth!" -Fritzy N.
"It's okay to like celery more than yogurt, but it's not okay to think that batter is yogurt."
Serving fine and fresh gratuitous comments since Oct 5 2001, 09:53 PM
Posted 23 September 2003 - 12:44 PM
Thanks for the kind words. (Gee, folks, hosting a Q&A on eGullet.com is the world's best therapy!)
We're happy that you find that our books provide this kind of help. The secret? Take one over-educated woman with a passion for writing, marry her off to an equally passionate self-trained chef, and let them spend a few years together marinating in the world of food and chefs and restaurants so that she becomes completely taken with his world and wanting to explore it and understand it and celebrate it.
It's really the combination of the passions we both bring to the party -- Andrew's passion for cooking (as practiced/studied under Chris Schlesinger, Lydia Shire, Anne Rosenzweig, and studied under Madeleine Kamman) and Karen's passion for celebrating "what makes the great great" -- and, mutually, for sharing what we learn with others.
Andrew & Karen