Change is Good
Ideas / Just Life

Change is Good

This is my mantra of the moment. In the last two years I have experienced three of what psychologists deem to be the most stressful life changes. 2012, new relationship (after 15 years) 2013, new home (after 9 years) 2014, new job (soon, after 6 years) plus new home again Interspersed among those were some … Continue reading

Restaurant Life

Call me Cookie

Mike*, one of our garde manger cooks just took a few days off to help his girlfriend move from Syracuse to Brooklyn.  When Mike returned, Javier, the Spanish-speaking pastry cook greeted him with a loud and enthusiastic “Cookie! We missed you Cookie!”  The sous-chef turned to me and asked, “Why do you guys call him … Continue reading