April 08, 2013

Meditation in the kitchen......

Most cooks are energized by the adrenalin rush of dinner service, the orchestrated hustle in a crowded kitchen. But the quiet hours at Liaison can also be an inspiration, before the creative process begins anew.

Dim light reflects off idle stoves, utensils wait in ordered assembly, and coolers hum a background melody unnoticed in the chaos of the day.

The counters sparkle, the floors are scrubbed. Tools are stacked in casual congregation as sauté pans on gleaming shelves form a military rumba line. Spring scales are poised for action while sauce
pans rest, nestled together on open racks.

The stillness is like meditation; a space to clear the mind, and slide into the day centred, focused, and ready to learn.