This week, Chef Anthony Bourdain continues his guest-blogging stint, filling in for Chef Colicchio:
What is a "chef"? A chef is a cook who leads. A chef is someone who knows how to cook and who can also run a kitchen. Leadership skills are required. Management skills. The ability to execute a vision with consistency. Doing these things means that you are constantly making decisions large and small. The ability to make a brilliant, creatively-dazzling and delicious plate of food is near worthless if you can't do it again and again--exactly the same way--at high speed, under the gun, hung over, after a night of fierce Negroni drinking...while listening to Mexican thrash metal. And you can't do it alone.
Mr. Bourdain, You have a flare for description. I admire your honesty and your ability to correct yourself when needed; may I add you have quite a sense of humor. I enjoy watching your program and hope to see more in the coming year. Happy Holiday's .
Awesome description, I would engrave it on my chefs knife and hang it on my kitchen wall. You never fail to amuse me!