Yes, a perfect omelette is one of the hardest dishes to make. Ans so is fried rice. Anyone, even inexperienced line cooks can do either. But a good chef can turn the ordinary into the sublime.
And a bowl of ramen might seem to be something that many people snear at, but a perfect bowl is sublime. I'm lucky I have a few places like that in my town, and they are places that many, including Beard winners and nominees, tend to show up and just hang out at on industry nights and between shifts.
Edited by harrisonh - 7/21/15 at 11:09am
Tampopo is a MUST see for all chefs, cooks and gourmets. So many classic scenes about the love of food. I love the young executive at the restaurant and the older executives response to him. As someone who is also a gourment, and someone who understands societal pressure to conform and the duty not to outshine our elders or our "superiors" I can so relate to it.
That would be another great thread. Foodie movies!
Thanks for reminding me about tampopo, I'll probably watch it tonight