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The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef by Marco Pierre White
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“If you are not extreme, then people will take shortcuts because they don't fear you.”
Marco Pierre White, The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef
“I borrowed a quote from Oscar Wilde and put it at the top of the menu: “To get into the best society nowadays one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people—that is all.”
Marco Pierre White, The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef
“To know how to eat well, one must first know how to wait.”
Marco Pierre White, The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef
“Apply the cook’s brain and visualize that fried egg on the plate. Do you want it to be burned around the edges? Do you want to see craters on the egg white? Should the yolk look as if you’d need a hammer to break into it? The answer to all three questions should be no. Yet the majority of people still crack an egg and drop it into searingly hot oil or fat and continue to cook it on high heat. You need to insert earplugs to reduce the horrific volume of the sizzle. And the result, once served up in a pool of oil, is an inedible destruction of that great ingredient—the egg. Maybe that’s how you like it, in which case carry on serving your disgusting food.”
Marco Pierre White, The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef
“Escoffier, whose philosophy was “Good food is the basis of true happiness.”
Marco Pierre White, The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef
“Lots of famous chefs today don’t look whacked, because they don’t work. They have a healthy glow and a clear complexion. There is blood in their cheeks. They haven’t got burns on their wrists and cuts on their hands.”
Marco Pierre White, The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef
“Oh, that’s lovely wrist action you’ve got there. Fancy coming into the larder with me and earning yourself five woodbines?”
Marco Pierre White, The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef