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Charlie Trotter Quotes

If you want the meaning of families and life and religion and philosophy rolled into one package, all you need to read is The Brothers Karamazov.
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Sometimes I think I should have chosen a line of work where it was just me alone in the room, with the sun coming in, and God, insofar as he or she exists, smiling down upon me. Then I would have never been accused of being a tyrant, other than towards myself.

— Charlie Trotter

Chefs, as a whole, say yes to any project, fundraiser, or tasting because they have such a generous spirit.

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In my case, vertical food was less about standing things up than layering things: more an attempt to gain texture by weaving things together.

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If you ever want to get anywhere in life, you're going to have to push it, and somebody's going to push you to get there. End of story.

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I wasn't using college as a stepping stone to law school or some other career. I just wanted a liberal-arts education.

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Cooking is exactly like making music.

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My parents couldn't be looser. It was the ultimate laissez faire upbringing.

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At home, a man is entitled to raise his voice maybe once a year, if something really gets under his skin. At work, it's different. I raise my voice all the time. Not out of malice, but to get things right. It's never personal.

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I have a goal so lofty it's almost embarrassing to talk about. And that's to be the best restaurant in the world.

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I don't want to turn 50 and say, 'Gosh, I wish I'd lived in that part of the world for a time. I wish I'd read that book by Faulkner.' I want time to delve back into Thoreau and Kafka.

— Charlie Trotter

Well, I kind of think that the opposite is true. The customer is rarely right. And that is why you must seize the control of the circumstance and dominate every last detail: to guarantee that they're going to have a far better time than they ever would have had if they tried to control it themselves.

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Fernand Point's philosophy instilled what cuisine is all about: generosity and hugeness of heart.

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Cuisine is only about making foods taste the way they are supposed to taste.

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