#QuotableMondays: Learn Your Craft ‘Until it Belongs to You’

Our Julia Child pizza, “Only Child,” is one of my favorites of the bunch.

The recipe offers a twist on an old favorite—chicken piccata—and can be put atop a pizza or served on it’s own. Healthy, flavorful and awesome.

Today I stumbled upon a quote from frequent Child collaborator and chef extraordinaire Jacques Pepin that applies to anyone who wants to hone a craft.

Pepin's appearance on Bravo's 'Top Chef'

Pepin’s appearance on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’

Here’s his thought:

“I tell a student that the most important class you can take is technique. A great chef is first a great technician. ‘If you are a jeweler, or a surgeon or a cook, you have to know the trade in your hand. You have to learn the process. You learn it through endless repetition until it belongs to you.'”

So, own your capabilities, whatever they are. I’ve made “Only Child” so many times that I can do it in my sleep. Cheers to happy practice. – WP


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