I always say to my clients, “You can’t do this, then you can’t do that.” But that is exactly what happens when you want to create a space to cook or even a space to just have fun.
The space to cook in is the kitchen and when you want to have fun in the kitchen, you have to step outside of the kitchen. There are numerous ways and many websites that will do this, but in reality you should be out of the kitchen as much as possible. The purpose of having the kitchen is to allow people to come together to enjoy the space and to cook things together.
I love cooking. I love to cook. But I do it for a reason. I don’t like to think about cooking and making food. I don’t like the idea of having to think or process about it. I wish I could make food, enjoy it, and then go to the kitchen and make more food. All I have to do is sit there and take it all in. Even though I’m having a good time cooking, I’m not thinking about the process.
The reason we cook things is to make them taste good, but that isn’t the point. The point is to get people to have a good time and have a good time. That is the purpose.
In my opinion, cooking for an audience of people is much more engaging than cooking for yourself alone. After all, why not let the people in the kitchen and in your kitchen help make the food? There is no reason to take up space or to distract you from making the food. It is much more fun to be there and to enjoy the process and to share it.
A lot of chefs use recipes as a way to entertain or to create a story. Many of them take the recipe and make it more personal by using ingredients that have been cooked for a specific dish. We all know chefs who can cook a steak, have an incredible steak, and then have a beer. But that is not what I am talking about.
I’m talking about the chef who is doing a great job, but is still in the kitchen making a great meal. The chef who is also a great lover of food, who has a great personality, who is passionate about the dishes she cooks. The chef who knows what she’s doing, but is also not afraid to make a mistake and let the chef at the next table know it.
The cook is the chef who, without knowing it, has made a mistake. She is going to make a mistake because she wants to make a great meal. She is going to make a mistake because she is the best chef in the kitchen. The chef who knows how to handle both, and the chef who can take a little bit of a chance on a dish and make it a great meal.
That one quote above reminds me of a story I heard back in the day. In the kitchen, one chef would say, “I’m going to make this dish this time. But I’ll have to adjust the recipe and go back and see what I could tweak.” The other chef would say, “I’m going to make this dish this time.