Some people wonder who or what a chef is. This word is so often thrown about in today's world that its true meaning is obscured. "Chef" means "chief" in French. It's that simple.
What does that mean? It means having someone at the helm to steer the ship, provide a sense of direction for the restaurant, and generally keep the kitchen in good working order. In short, I'm the skinny dude walking around Motor in the black T-shirt and white apron. If I ever look grumpy it's because something isn't going as planned, which is . . . . perfectly. Chefs appreciate precision and attention to detail. Because no, it ain't like a show on The Food Network, with chances for second takes.
I'm excited about this blog. What it means for me is sitting back with a glass of wine and taking a minute to share what's going on: in our kitchen at home, at Motor Supply, at the farmers market, on local farms, in other restaurants, and beyond. It means talking about why we love food so much. My wife and I are going on vacation to Paris and Tuscany in several weeks. We thought it would be fun to do a photo blog detailing good food, which is how this whole thing started.
One more thing: The chef can't spell. Advance apologies.