Saturday, August 16, 2008

Good Enough Isn't

"Good enough" is not a goal when it comes to food. "Good enough" is where one arrives due to constraints that can vary from budget to time. Why not take the extra time necessary to produce a "wow" moment rather than settling for just the ho-hum "good"?
There is a beauty in seeing something relatively mundane and necessary like food that has been crafted with careful attention and a desire to present one's best. A few days ago, the pastry chef in a local restaurant brought out the little treat pictured, and the ladies at our table were all Wowed. This plate featuring a pair of strawberries made my day with the level of artistry and beauty infused by the chef. Simple ingredients like berries, chocolate, and whipped cream were suddenly even better. That chef got it.

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