Presently inspired and writing about how recovering from mistakes sometimes creates the most brilliant creative moments. As a recovering perfectionist I have to remind myself that the human mind is often at its best while figuring out how to work its way out of a jam (or spilt zabaglione, as the case may be).
Below find a link to Chef Massimo Bottura's recipe for one such mistake-gone-right, called "Oops, I Dropped the Lemon Tart," from his restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. I think these little creative miracles, if you will, happen a lot with food because when you're working in a kitchen your brain doesn't have time time tell you your idea is stupid, and even if it does, you've got to serve something anyway.
It's me, Jennifer Bernice (rhymes with "Furnace": it was my Granny's name) Sutkowski
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