YOU CAN HAVE GREAT EXECUTION, YOU CAN GO TO SCHOOL TO LEARN HOW TO COOK, BUT IF IT IS ONLY THE EXECUTION YOU DISPLAY THEN THE POETRY IS LOST. THIS IS WHY COOKING IS AN ART.
- KAREN CARRIER, THE BEAUTY SHOP
Cooking is art in motion. It is about being in tune with what drives you and what propels your cooking career forward. It’s about tapping into your memories and loving what you do every day so that you can translate that passion to the plate.
"Cooking is not about construction," Carrier continues. "It is about flavor. You have to have a sensitivity to the food and intuition." Moreover, in the kitchen, where you come from is a major part of where you are going. "You have to honor the memories of your grandmothers, mothers, aunts, uncles, and mentors. Without this, you are just a technician, and you have nothing to say."