15 things I learned about running from food

  1. Salt makes all the difference.
  2. Just because the recipe worked today doesn't mean it will work tomorrow. 
  3. And just because the recipe worked for someone else, doesn't mean it will work the same for you.
  4. There are 100s of ways to troubleshoot a problem and salvage a dish. Sometimes that means scraping it and starting over.
  5. You can't say you don't like it if you've never tried it. Don't be afraid to try something new- it may be your new favorite thing. 
  6. Practice makes perfect. Whether its knife skills or cooking the perfect steak- the more you do it, the easier and more efficient it will become.
  7. You have to adapt for altitude.
  8. Be patient. Good things can't be rushed. Cooking things low and slow often create the best flavors.
  9. You get out what you put into it.
  10. Every recipe is not a winner and every food isn't your favorite. Sometimes being edible is good enough.
  11. Don't be afraid of failure and never stop learning. Just when you think you have it figured out, your souffle will drop, you'll burn the bacon or you'll over whip your whip cream.
  12. There is more than one way to cook a goose.
  13. There is not ultimate defining meal of your life.
  14. Good food is best when shared.
  15. It doesn't have to be pretty to taste good.