Friday, June 21, 2013

Culinary arts lesson #5: Respect the chives.

Chef Joey said it well. If we're given ingredients of high quality, we should handle (and cook) the food with the care that it deserves. 

Take chives, for instance. These vegetables are some of the most flavorful in the world. But when prepped using a blunt knife, the chives will be bruised and not cut properly... Then some of its flavor, the stuff that we pay for, is lost.

I guess this lesson is not just limited within the kitchen setting. Respect is something people have been taught to show, even as kids:

"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." (Exodus 20:12, KJV)

And sometimes, as grown-ups, we forget.

I ought to really get myself a proper chef's knife.