What About The Chefs? The Unfortunate Realities Of the Culinary Sector that I had Never Thought About Before
"No! Don't tip!" "What? But isn't it fair to tip 10%?" "No, you don't understand." This sudden exclamation from my friend
The global culinary diktat ordains the truly transcendent plate comes to an accord with the state of mind of the consumer. That country and culture, currency and currentness, the city, chef and diner are all represented. Pho manages to do all of these things and goes beyond, resolutely. Profoundly. No dish in the world is more profound.
Consider the midnight snack as culinary onanism. The hurried, secretive nature of the satisfying of desire. The compulsion to act yet finish quickly. The guilt. But why should we feel guilty about either? The act of eating and of masturbation satisfy a basic human need efficiently and effectively. And it's fun, so less of the remorse please.
We all know a similar, familiar drill in a restaurant of cuisine not yet rendered public property by mass-marketing. A journey, too, of childlike curiosity, piqued by the exotic or obscure on the menu. Eyes widen as the familiar and foreign interplay. Relieved laughter offers conclusion when it turns out to be delicious.
A brief began to write itself...to sneak nutritionally beneficial ingredients into something bracingly cold and luxuriously smooth - to create trojan horse ice creams, if you will. I set to work.
On one hand, our food culture is thriving like never before. On the other, for or many of us, food is a source of anxiety rather than nourishment and pleasure. It's evolved into a controversial 'thing' to either obsess over or give zero f***s about while stuffing your face and arteries with yet another unhappy meal at the drive-through.
More and more, the Cotswolds is becoming known for being a hub for foodies all over the UK and, indeed, the World. With an abundance of fresh, quality ingredients right on the doorstep, from locally produced cheeses, fruits and vegetables to pork, lamb and even fish from our local trout farms, the Cotswolds is the perfect place for any chef to share their culinary gifts.
One of the world's best chef's, Benoit Violier, has been found dead at his Swiss home in an apparent suicide, age 44. The
When you tell someone your boyfriend is a chef, you will pretty much always get the same reaction - oh yes of course because he cooks for a living I get showered with lush dinners every single night. Aside from the reaction from others, here's a few other things I've experienced thanks to my boyfriend's chosen career.
Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are the sisters, food lovers and fitness fanatics behind wellness brand, Hemsley + Hemsley, (think