Maladroit Chef

Maladroit Chef
“A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen.” Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Stupide!
Imbecile!
Whack! with the big heavy wooden spoon
across my knuckles.
The instructor in culinary school
was determined to teach me how to
use a knife correctly.
I had been cooking since I was six and
had primo knife skills by the time I was seven.
But…
He was French and graduated from
le Cordon Bleu.
I used the knife correctly.
I shaved off the top portion
of the knuckles on my hand.
Blood everywhere of course.
dumb ass, I muttered to myself.
that is what you get for doing it right.

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