“Don’t Be Afraid of Making Mistakes” And Other Secrets to Great Cooking

Acclaimed chef Franck Dangereux shares indispensable advice for the kitchen as he reflects on a lifelong love of food.

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Chef Franck Dangereux, photographed by Craig Fraser.

I don’t want to be in the fine dining game anymore because I find it a little bit elitist and also unrealistic.

When it comes to food, I find people are just so afraid of fucking it up. Don’t be. Nobody’s dead. Flopping a soufflé or a sauce is not a big deal. You really learn best from your mistakes.

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“Keep your senses engaged.” Photo by Craig Fraser.

If you try to please too many people, you end up pleasing nobody. You must please yourself.

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