Classes are over and I'm riding on a wave of inspiration and adrenaline after a TEDxCambridge event that left me nearly speechless. I feel honored to have been the equivalent of a line cook with the amazing team of various designers and other graduate students who put the event together.
There are probably other, far more comprehensive summaries of the event on the internet, so I'll offer a brief synposis of a few of my own take-away lessons:
- Kenji Alt: Don't follow recipes. Ask "why?".
- Wylie Dufresne: Meat glue is for much more than just meat (PhD topic?).
- Francisco Migoya: Everyday, chocolate can teach you something.
- Chandler Burr: Smell is one of the most under-rated senses.
- John Gersten: What you drink is less important than how, why, and with whom.
- Jeff Potter, Elizabeth Jarrard, and pretty much everyone else I spoke with at the reception: Cook more.
I'm ready for summer.