This is something I have thought about alot. It is common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is a pretty bad all-rounder and one of the many many downsides is the effect on the taste buds. I have always been told if you want to be a really good chef you must quit the smoking and that even if you are highly trained and skilled you will be missing out on that last fine balancing of taste. Ok point taken, so how come when I read biographies from A Bourdain, M Pierre White etc. who have become the greatest in their field, they all did it on a diet of caffiene, nicotine and adrenaline (and maybe a couple of other subtances). Just wondered what you views are on this. BTW I smoke 5-10 a day.
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5/2/08 at 12:57am