I never got a chance to tell him about my favorite noodles in Saigon, or on which tiny little alley I found the best pork chop…
I cook at home a lot more than I eat out. I’m more of a breakfast man. Eggs, bacon, avocado, and wheat bread make me happy. My favorite wild-caught salmon recipe consists of only four things: salmon, Dijon mustard, sliced almonds, and honey.
I don't really eat until the staff meal at the restaurant -- today it's a simple chicken curry -- then after a long, exhausting day at the restaurant, I go home and make something simple and convenient like boiled orzo with a pat of butter and some salt and pepper.
I was 18, commuting an hour each way, making no money and continually getting yelled at. I wanted to quit every day, but it changed my life, made me grow up, and taught me how to cook.