Lauren Shockey recently finished the culinary equivalent of an Iron Man triathlon: She cooked her way around the world, beginning in New York City and progressing through three more restaurant kitchens in Paris, Hanoi, and Tel Aviv. And then she wrote a book about her adventure. What did this culinary marathon of restaurant toil (and writing!) teach her about home cooking? That's the subject of our interview with her today.
Read on for Lauren's favorite things to eat from the cities where she worked, the most useful things she learned about home cooking from restaurants, and the one restaurant task she hopes she never does ever again.