Check back tomorrow to see another round of our favorite Chef and Tell quotes.
Thanksgiving is a day that gives us food for thought and time to reflect on the things for which we're thankful - our health, our friends, our kids, our jobs and dogs, wine, and the family master baster whose glossy golden turkey supplied leftovers for the next week. And this year, as we were going around the table expressing our gratitude, I was reminded of how much I love the vibrant restaurant scene in this city and the chefs who make eating out in Denver such a pleasure. And every week, I have the honor of interviewing one of those chefs, all of whom give me - and our readers - plenty to chew on. I spent last week going through every single one of those Chef and Tell interviews, pulling out some of my favorite chef quotes from the past year. Herewith, part one of the witty, the pithy, the serious, the salacious and the blunt:
See also: - Drew Hardin, exec chef of Lola, on cooks who don't have passion - The Kitchen's Hugo Matheson on escapism, a contrary vegan and fair wages - Kevin Morrison, exec chef-owner of Pinche Taqueria, on learning enough to move on