As a small child in Australia I helped my mother make wattle-flower flavored icing for donuts for the Parent’s Day at my school. The St Ignatius’ College, Riverview. Had she known of the claims in Ayurvedic medicine that Acacia nilotica is considered a remedy for treating premature ejaculation, might she not have served something else?
Elle magazine asked me yesterday what the DNA of my Stars restaurant. I received this today on my Substack
You just answered the question, thank you Kelly!
Thank you, Eric
As a very young chef from a small town in Texas, we were in CA for a ACF convention and had a free night. One of my mentor chefs said go to Star in San Francisco. Someone had more influence and knowledge than I did at the time, but my wife and I were able to walk into the restaurant on a Thursday night. My world was changed for ever. Fresh ingredients, creative cooking and presentation and flavors no one had ever shown me before. That memory 40 years ago still drives my style and processes. I just found this blog. I look foreword to each posting. Thanks for taking us back through your memories and reminding me of mine.
an inspiring and fascinating article as always...