Dinner Music

Go Cooking Kitchen Tales


I’ve now had the pleasure of watching a lot of chefs in action and I can’t get over the notion that cooking and the arts have a very close alliance.  It’s easy to spot the resemblances between creating a meal and performance art.  And who hasn’t noticed how a chef will sculpt a vegetable or “paint” an hors d’oeuvres plate?  But I’ve come to the conclusion that the closest art to cooking lies in the area of making music.

017 The Maestro (Chef Ken Lefebour) seasons the galette.

Some chefs, for instance, work in a cool, precise, carefully structured manner very much like the first violin of a classical string quartet.  Others are grace defined — a singer of a bel canto aria, perhaps, with a silky melody dedicated to a medley of perfect fruits.  While watching the energy of Chef Ken Lefebour (Nellie James, Gourmet to Go) the…

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