Monday, June 23, 2008

Chemical Makeup

"Adam was a cook, I began to think, in the very best and most unusual ways. It wasn't a matter of desire alone, or ability, I began to realize, but rather something in one's chemical makeup and psychological wiring that made this so. In my notebooks I wrote down something Adam said that revealed an elemental part of himself. He said, 'I can be having a bad day, a really lousy day. But as soon as I get into this kitchen I get a boost; it all changes.' " Ruhlman, Michael. The Making of a Chef. p 99.

That's what I hope I have in me, this chemical makeup. I hope I am not "desire alone". Only time will tell, of course.