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    A kaiseki meal is like that, very small courses over a long period of time. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    But once in a while you might see me at In and Out Burger; they make the best fast food hamburgers around. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    Food should be fun. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    Hopefully, imparting what's important to me, respect for the food and that information about the purveyors, people will realize that for a restaurant to be good, so many pieces have to come together. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    I didn't want to be encumbered by what anyone else's abilities were, their equipment or environment or their ability to get certain products. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    I have no formal culinary training, right. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    I think every young cook wants to write a book. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    I wanted to write about what we were doing at the French Laundry, the recipes and the stories. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    In any restaurant of this caliber, the chefs are in the same position, building relationships. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    It wasn't about mechanics; it was about a feeling, wanting to give someone something, which in turn was really gratifying. That really resonated for me. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    Let's face it: if you and I have the same capabilities, the same energy, the same staff, if the only thing that's different between you and me is the products we can get, and I can get a better product than you, I'm going to be a better chef. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    My favorite wines are Zinfandels. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    No, it's funny, when I eat out it's not typically in the kind of restaurants people might imagine. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    Now the restaurants have begun to catch up with the wine-making; there are numerous great restaurants in Napa Valley, and it's wonderful because the people are there for just that: great food and great wine. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    Once you understand the foundations of cooking - whatever kind you like, whether it's French or Italian or Japanese - you really don't need a cookbook anymore. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    Some of the recipes in the book have evolved for us. Many haven't. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    The book is there for inspiration and as a foundation, the fundamentals on which to build. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    The lemon tart, for instance: I've been doing the same lemon tart for fifteen years. I can't make it any better. To me, it's perfect. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    Then, as the day progresses, depending on how the product is coming in - for instance, the fish man will fax us and say black bass is great - throughout the day, we'll also make judgment calls and adapt to what's available. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    They know what my standards are. They know what I need and how to get it to me, and they know how to communicate with me if for some reason they can't get it. Thomas-KellerThomas Keller
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    We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am. Thomas-Keller/">Thomas Keller
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    We rely on our purveyors to tell us what's available and what's good. Thomas-Keller/">Thomas Keller
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    We're always trying to make it better. Thomas-Keller/">Thomas Keller
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    When I go out to eat, it's usually something moderate in style. Thomas-Keller/">Thomas Keller
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    Whether it's destiny or fate or whatever, I don't think I could do a French Laundry anywhere else. Thomas-Keller/">Thomas Keller
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    You think about it in an abstract way, but as a young cook, you're looking at other books for recipes, for inspiration, and for ideas. Thomas-Keller/">Thomas Keller
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    Your idea of that dish has evolved, and if you're a cook, you can start thinking in different ways about it, maybe even a different way than I think about it. Thomas-Keller/">Thomas Keller