I welcome 2017 with one positive resolution:
Share the table more often with good friends and loved ones,
And surround myself with brilliant people of good heart and mind -
The thinkers, artists, writers, musicians, chefs, and entrepreneurs
That make our world a better place for all.
The DCPR holiday gift list this year includes
Donations in your honor
To the following organizations:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Southern Poverty Law Center
Human Rights Campaign
Wishing a safe, happy and healthy holiday season to all!
A sip of something cool with Chef Keller
Bouchon, Beverly Hills
In honor of Chef Keller, among the most respected and emulated leaders in our profession.
Chef Keller creates cherished life memories.
If you’ve not been, I encourage you to make a reservation today.
Per Se | The French Laundry
Vincent Price, the original foodie.
The 50th Anniversary edition, in hardback.
A very nice surprise arrived with today’s mail from supporting the amazing work of Chefs Patterson & Choi’s LocoL IndieGoGo project.
Supporting great ideas is often just a click away!
What does “the best” mean?
JS: When it comes to food and wine, it has to do with taste, because taste really is everything. The food product or wine product has to give instant pleasure to the taste buds. It can be somewhat subjective, but you can’t argue with quality. It’s essential that taste is fundamental; I teach my cooks the first thing that should come to mind when tasting something is ‘fuck, that’s delicious!’ Instantaneous pleasure on your palate. That’s the best. Then you can really, honestly askly yourself; is this the best version of what I am having, the best that I have ever had anywhere? If the answer is no, you’ve got to keep trying.
So what’s next?
JS. We try to do it better.
From “In Pursuit of Perfection | Saison seeks the best in pairings and partnerships.”
Life & Thyme, Issue Two