i love everything I hate about this business long hours, annoying servers, creeking body, the knowledge, watching servers grab a plate that burns them, yelling, power, respect, after the heat lamps go off and the beer comes out, the stress, the 1000ct. bottle of advil, talking to the well done steak guy that said it was great and you threw it in the fryer and then the microwave because it was "on the fly", the girlfriend saying "why dont you ever cook for me" Writiting menus and getting the slammed by the owners. Its a love hate thing for me. you have to be a different person to work in this business and all my line cooks and my dishwashers are just as messed up as me.
"Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a dam*. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demiglace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living."
- Anthony Bourdain