I really enjoy your blogs each week. I feel that your comments truely sum up the culture of chefs. Although I am not a chef, or even a good cook for that matter, I use to work as a sever in a bbq joint for five years. I made a lot of money asking people if they wanted pork or chicken and I consider it the best job I ever had. The reason being that the restaurant culture, though very much like what Anthony Bourdain describes in his book, is where people, on a daily basis, throw it down. Where unlike politicians, people say what they mean, and mean what they say. Where we help each other out even when we are competing against each other like Mike Isabella helping Michael Voltaggio with the burning mechanism. Where, when you make a mistake you own it, fix it and move on. This is really my favorite part about Top Chef. Unlike other shows where they are constantly blaming others, in this show people accept criticism, and are mad at themselves when things go wrong. Almost chronically, like in Richard's case.
I was hoping you could comment on that in your next blog.
Thanks as always for your great words!! Maggie