Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Chefs


Chefs are not cooks, not even close. A chef is actually closer to an artist.

A cook can make food. A good cook can make good food.

A chef, however, can take a food that you have tasted thousands of times, and make it not only taste nothing like what you are used to, but make it taste better than you ever thought that food could.

And that is only half of what a chef does.

The other half is presentation.
Food from a chef is a feast for the mouth and for the eyes. A chef prepares food that entertains you, much like the theatre does. Only this is better, as you are permitted to eat the production!


This is one reason why chefs are regularly applauded. Applause is a response to being entertained. And a chefs business is to entertain.

I am now going to take several common foods and let a chef do to them what they do so well.
See if you can recognize these foods. You’ve seen every one of these foods before.
But a chef’s job is to make it look new and appealing.


Chef Grant Achatz and Chef Curtis Duffy prepared all of these foods. They are the chefs at Alinea Restaurant in Chicago.
.
.
A Sweet Potato.

.



.

.

Short Ribs.

.

.

.

.

Peanuts.

.


.

.

Kobe Beef.

.


.

.

Duck.

.


.

.

Bacon.

.


.

.

An Apple.

.


.

.

A Coconut.

.

.


.

.

And Chocolate.


2 Comments:

Anonymous southerngirl said...

dang, i'm hungry now...

the kobe beef looks especially tempting!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Tramp said...

You should see the drool on my keyboard from writing that story!

I accidently left out the bit about 'Bon Appetit'.

When a chef says it, he genuinely means he hopes you enjoy your meal.

When a waiter says it, he means he can't believe you paid fifty bucks for a tomato!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 2:18:00 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home