The Brokejaw Chef

Writings of food, among other things.

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world of food

«La Panna Cotta Es El Mensaje»: What the Film “The Platform” Can Teach Us About Social Change

June 7th, 2020

world of food

My Journey from Cammies to Kitchens

June 7th, 2020

world of food

You Do Not Want War.

June 7th, 2020

world of food

Wine, Butter, Rosemary, Thyme: How to Outdo Every Cook in Your Family (And a Secret Ingredient You Can’t Forget…)

June 7th, 2020

The way you make an omelet reveals your character.

-Anthony Bourdain

Everything about professional cooking is a reflection of the cook. You learn a lot about a person: how much integrity they have, how well they can handle pressure, and how they value themselves and others on a team.

This is essentially the nature of Bourdain’s quote on omelets: you really can tell the amount of attention and care someone has based on how they cook. Did they follow requests exactly? Are they skimping on ingredients to save inventory? Are they only here for the paycheck?

On this blog we explore that world, and what it means for the 20% of America that finds themselves in our industry.

I aim to write about every aspect of the world of food. From my experiences overseas to the social complications that come from the eons-long exchange of ingredients between cultures, there are many stories to tell.

The world is a vast one, full of dynamic and constantly changing people and trends. The kitchen is a place of seriousness, of adventure. It’s a place of burns, cursing, and violence. It’s an altar of love, and it’s a throne of pride.

For many people, it’s a pathetic first job that deserves no recognition as hard work. For others, it’s 50 years of 16 hour days and no holiday.

Whatever you want to see the world of food as, to me, it’s simply exciting.

Let’s get cooking.

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