Cooking is a job that combines meticulous attention to detail, the joy in risk taking, observation and invention.
The chef touches all the ingredients and unites them to improve them. His place is between the culinary tradition and the artistic creation.
Cooking involves a great knowledge of reality and a positive spirit for the elements. It also requires that the conditions of the personality are wide awake.
To know the rules, to dominate them and to familiarize oneself with them and to be able to transgress them.
Next to a well done dish, the best texts of immortal authors are weak; the best musical compositions seem poor and dull. My apologies, I want to say that a well done dish allows you to deduce all the pleasures of one page, of a painting, of a melody.
One dish, a good dish, is the most complex work of art.
A dish should please the five senses and ones devoured it should remain in the memory like a painting, a melody, a landscape...
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