I have a feeling that people think that because I’m a classically trained chef, I must always be fantastic in the kitchen.
All. The. Time.
Not the case.
I have a knack for spilling things, catching things on fire, cursing at flour, blackening pieces of meat and vegetables that are really more charred than anything else. I might be a chef, but I am still a student in the kitchen just like all of you.
Today was one of those days where I burnt the hair off my arm from lighting the grill, the corn became blackened and gnocchi was made 5 times without success. The blackening of the corn thing is ok. I forgot about it… because I was making gnocchi and maybe playing on social media, while waiting for the potatoes to cook and the corn to burn.
The main point to this post is to let everyone know that making mistakes in the kitchen is ok. No one is perfect. It’s a trial and error. Much like mountain biking or trail running. You aren’t perfect at first and you never will be. You just keep putting on those running shoes, jumping on the bike and heating up the saute pan. Sometimes you trip on a root, sometimes you ride a route clean and sometimes you make the perfect recipe on the first try. You just never get those things perfect unless you you fail at trying them first.