What a day! I lead such a charmed life. Today I hung out in the kitchen of a Michelin Star'd chef. He is only 32 years old. His approach is to use the freshest ingredients, simply prepared. He has such attention to detail. (look at the pic below---the Asian fellow is his sous chef). I am a fan of sauces, and I appreciate French technique, but this guy can turn a grated carrot into a real flavor POP in the mouth and you crave more!
This photo is an infusion of algae and dried tuna with a splash of soy at the end. Some very simply sauted, but perfectly prepared scallops and an amazing garnish (in the spoon) of green radish. It was a real mouth treat! I'm inspired.