Furthering Your Education
Posted 23 July 2002 - 10:02 PM
So my now my questions:
What books, experiences, etc did you go through to continue your education?
What do you continue to do to push yourself?
From your (both of you) point of view, what can a line cook do to become more aggressive, both in the work and in the food?
Something gave its life for what you are about to eat... Respect the food...
"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."
Posted 25 July 2002 - 02:59 AM
One of the points I try to convey to culinary students right away is the need to incorporate " a sense of urgency" into every aspect of their work. It is the very nature of our business.
I sometimes say to new members in the kitchen, " Relax. Think about the work you have to do and get yourself organized. Then, imagine me just behind you, red in the face, screaming as loudly as possible, MOVE FASTER!"
Does that help?
I think there is a thread on books of reference already on this site that someone could help us find. I would suggest as a start checking out a couple of these titles:
Simple French Foods by Richard Olney
On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee
American Cookery by James Beard
They have provided a great deal of inspiratioin for me.
Thanks for your questions and good luck, Rob.