A one week introductory class in Asian cuisine was enough to spark an intense interest that would later drive Ben Smith to open his own restaurant in the heart of Cooper-Young. The conversation with Ben ranged from his experience teaching at L’ecole Culinaire, his own learning experience, what it’s like to live and work in Hawaii, and how he came to open a restaurant in Memphis. The people who make your food are not who you think they are.
The kitchen – land of the misbegotten
Stage – stagier. French for “You’re ass is mine for free.” – rough translation
the economy of utilization
T-shirt – White People food
Don’t be afraid to cook for your chef friends
Lanai island, HI