Super inspired by Argentine chef Francis Mallmann, arguably the biggest food star in the Latin world.
Watched him on Netflix and twice over, Francis Mallmann is an expert at cooking with fire: over it, under it, in it and around it.
He says that to cook with fire, one must have a feminine side, to understand the fragility of the meats.
But above this mastery over fire, its his mastery over his life that is so awe inspiring.
He is unbounded by constraints of any sort. He is boundless, but because he has family, he is torn between the two. There is just one time in the documentary that he cannot himself, talking about his family, and perhaps is regretful or sorry, that he has chosen himself over his family.
But that’s mastery too.
Love all the quotes he gave in the documentary, so wise, so deep, so alluring.
In order to grow, you have to be there, at the edge of uncertainty.
All those things made me dream
That there was a free world somewhere
So my big draw in life since very young was freedom
The freedom of believing only in myself
And not letting myself being led by anybody
I wanted to be my own
I wanted to do whatever I wanted.
I m always cooking in the wild
My message is, Get out of chair , sofa , office . go out
When u cook with fire it’s like making love
It could be huge
You have to respect what you cook
There needs to b a festive feeling about the hard work we r doing
I was very stubborn about my freedom
There’s nothing more sad than an overcooked fish
They r v inspiring romantic
They made me breathe they make me tremble
They make me live
I seldom invite people to lunch or dinner
They are really chosen
I cant spend Time with people that I don’t enjoy
I can’t do it anymore as theater
I make choices
And that’s the beautiful thing about growing up
Learning to say no
In a nice way but you say no
I said the truth
Growing up has a bit to do with that
To be able to tell the truth
To show who you are
Even if it hurts
every person that works with you
You have to let him go at the best moment
When he and you are at the happiest moment
Then he and you think you are doing your best
They have to go
Because from there on, there is only one way which is down
You are young you have a master you want to emulate him
At some point in life you have to turn around
And say I have to find my own way my language
Big prizes in life, they make you happy and sad
Because they make you question yourself
I said that was it
You have your little car
You have a place to sleep
And the dreams are dead
You don’t grow on a secure path
All of us should conquer something in life
It Needs a lot of work
It needs a lot of risk