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You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. - Paul Prudhomme



Andrew

This is re posted.


Hello, and welcome to repost it. In the next few moments we'll be breaking down the posts that we have found to be inspiring, interesting, or otherwise entertaining quotes that catch our eye and we feel are worth a deeper look. Thank you for stopping by. I know how much you love on a garden and I want to do another quote about food today is from celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme. You don't need a silver fork to eat good food. I think some of the best food I've ever had is traditionally or historically poor people food gumbo in Louisiana is traditionally like whatever food you have leftover, you throw it in a pot and you cook it up. barbecue is easy to make. And I make bread. And that's flour and water and salt. Like I don't think you can be any cheaper than that. And it's delicious. So I think this is very true. And I think there's a misconception that you need to go to Gary Danko or you need to go to the French Laundry to be able to get quote, great food. But I think the best food is made it home and shared with people. What do you think?


Larry

I love everything you just said. And I also love just making a cheesecake idea. Like, let's take my favorite food and the whole wide world just butter tortillas, cheese and heat that thing up. Like you're right. I love going to Gary dank. I was like one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. cheesecakes do just as good. So


Andrew

I guess we disagree on this. But that. I mean, I think also maybe you could apply this to like work or jobs like you don't need to have a seven figure salary to be happy. There's so many studies that say, I think it changed recently that like if you make north of $80,000 a year, in general in the US like your happiness doesn't increase with the more money you make. And so I think that could also be applied to like your life. Like you don't have to have the nicest car, you don't have to have a German engineered auto to have a nice ride.


Larry

And also to did a little bit of research about Paul Trudeau to Dom to whatever is in Trudeau, Paul Trudeau, pastor in San Francisco, um, you know, he was poor raised on a farm. And what I like about this is right, his mother was a cook, when you don't have very much you make the most of what you have, and you tried things out. It's like the necessity of invention is like you don't got anything else, you might as well try things out. And imagine they're on this farm, like, hey, maybe this tastes good with this, we add this or Let's cook it in a certain order to make it taste better. I like the idea of that they made the best of what they had. And it probably spurred something on him to be like, if I get better and get more stuff, I'll even be more creative, because I already know how to work with nothing.


Andrew

Yeah, I mean, there's something to be said about having to work with what you have to allow for creativity. Because if, if you have unlimited resources, then it's like, well, where do I even start, like, Alright, you have an unlimited budget, make something delicious, you might be able to, you'll be able to make something but like, if you're learning to make do with what you have then might like you said be more creative.


Larry

I read. It was like the book about the founding of MTV. And basically, it was a cable company that gave them no money. They everything they had, they basically came and created. It didn't use any resources like MTV, if you remember, you're probably too young, but they use the Moon Man, their big thing was the moon. That's because it was free video from NASA. It was public domain. Anybody could use that.


Andrew

Yeah, so I think it's, that's a good point for entertainment. A lot of times, TV shows start off or historically started off without a big budget. And so they would have these crappy sets, and then it would become successful, but you really couldn't change it. Because you didn't have the budgets to do it. I don't think it was until recently that like, people like HBO and Netflix, like, put money behind the game thrones obviously had a big budget early on, or even reality TV, like it's just very cheap to produce. And then that's turned into one of the biggest genres on TV.


Larry

It's like, it's like what you said, like you could use resources and probably make something good. Or you could use your mind to come up with creativity, and also probably make something equally outlandish or different by using your brain to put it together.


Andrew

Yeah, I mean, what is what do you historically? What do you historically think of when I say a Silicon Valley startup office? Like the very beginning? Is ping pong tables? Well, I mean, like a garage, like Yeah, exactly. The garage. And now like, if you went to Google and you said, start the next Google, you have this entire mountain view complex. I don't think that they're going to come out of it. I mean, the tech startup world is a great example of just like bootstrapping. Facebook started out in a dorm room, Snapchat started out from nudie pictures wanting to get deleted. It's all very humble beginnings.


Larry

And I think what you're saying though, is it's always about the idea. It's not about where they cultivate the idea. It's about the idea and what they do with it. And so just kind of back to Paul a little bit like my thing, when I hope back in the days when we could have people over for dinner was always the idea of putting something together my opinion of a great meal is that it takes a long time to do. Like, if I have somebody over for dinner, I'm usually marinating a piece of meat for a while. So I have to come up with the idea. And then I got to make sure I started a week ahead, or I think about a cocktail that I'm gonna make for somebody. And I got to make sure okay, that person likes fernet. So I want to prefer net cocktail. It's always about the idea. And it takes a little time that it is that I have a wagyu piece of beef. You know what I mean?


Andrew

Yeah, I think especially in social media culture today, and just seeing everyone doing something awesome. Like Damn, Blitz, ariens flying around on jets, Kim Kardashian is running out an island that isn't like, it seems amazing. But like, just look at what you have. And you're probably you have the all the tools you need to be happy. That would be my suggestion.


Larry

Here's the last thing I'd like to say is that I have been to chef Paul's Kitchen in New Orleans, a friend randomly said, Hey, we should go to this place. And it was so cool. And such a great experience. The one I wanted the most unique thing on the menu and it turned out to be a Cajun Martini. And it was like spices and garlic into this martien it was just unbelievable.


Andrew

That sounds amazing. Yeah. One more example. tripleplay was this guy graduated from culinary school. He didn't have the money to decorate and so that corrugated metal and very basic thing is their brand because he didn't have the money, all that to say don't go out and spend thousands of dollars on a cut of meat. Just have a cheesecake to do.


Larry

So if someone wants take me to Gary Danko say no.


Andrew

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