Did You Have a Defining Moment in Your Life as a Cook?

Did You Have a Defining Moment in Your Life as a Cook?

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Emma Christensen
May 22, 2008

At the Apartment Therapy book party this past weekend, a few of us got into a conversation about our defining food moment: that moment when we realized that cooking and being in our kitchen had gone from necessity to love.

For some of us, it was our first time eating at a fine dining restaurant. Others had their revelation while basking in the hospitality of foodie friends. One of us even found it while on a diet. (Distance makes the heart grow fonder, after all!)

As we reflect back on the Kitchn Cure and move into fruit and veggie prime time, we'd love to know: What was your defining food moment?

Here's another quote from one of our favorite chefs, Thomas Keller, talking about a defining moment in his life as a cook:

When you've pulled your pot from the oven to regard your braise, to really see it, to smell it, you've connected yourself to generations and generations of people who have done the same thing for hundreds of years in exactly the same way. My mentor, Roland Henin, told me something long ago that changed the way I thought about cooking: "If you're a really good cook," he said, "you can go back in time."

Your turn!

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