When Good Is Good Enough

I relished the story a friend told me this week about a professional cook she knows, who has invited her for lunch on several occasions and served her scrambled eggs. “They were wonderfully fluffy, much better than mine,” she hastened to add, but still….

The story reminded me of the Barefoot Contessa episode when the boss was coming to dinner and Ina Garten made meatballs and spaghetti. To be fair, she knew it was a favorite of his, but still….Serving something simple rather than something over-the-top seemed to be a badge of honor for Ina.

These should be lessons for us less gifted cooks, who feel obliged to do something incredibly impressive rather than simply something delicious. If it’s good enough for them, it should be good enough for us.


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    February 21, 2013 - 8:25 am | Permalink

    Yup! Words to live by

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      February 21, 2013 - 12:23 pm | Permalink

      You ain’t kiddin’! Thanks for the comment. THH

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