Posted 15 August 2002 - 10:47 PM
I think if I could do it all over again, I'd spend more time trying to get to the bottom of who Daniel Boulud is. He's a difficult person to get to know, and I think I'd try to spend even more time with him and paint a somewhat fuller portrait. I shied away from doing so, because I wanted the book to be about the restaurant more than about Daniel Boulud, but I think more on who is is wouldn't have hurted. I don't see, however, going back and making such changes in a revised edition: the book is really a snapshot, a year in the life of a restaurant, and I'd like the document to remain as such.