In this episode with Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, we discuss the inspiration for their eleven books, following your curiosity, common habits of successful chefs and restaurateurs, the significance of listening, how creativity is the #1 skill or strength people attribute their success to, how creativity leads to competitive advantage, the 3 stages to the creative process, the 5 inner senses that guide the best chefs, and how meditation, yoga, and reading impact the creative process.
Karen Page along with husband, Andrew Dornenburg, are James Beard Award-winning authors of numerous culinary and restaurant industry themed books including Becoming a Chef, Culinary Artistry, Dining Out, Chef’s Night Out, The New American Chef, What to Drink With What You Eat, The Flavor Bible, The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine, and The Vegetarian Flavor Bible. This past year, Karen and Andrew published their latest book, Kitchen Creativity where they shine a light on the creative process.
Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.
“Follow your bliss.”
“Never go negative or let in negative emotions.”
“Have a plus one mentality. What can I do to add value?”
- Mastering the fundamentals
- Studying the past
- Learning by copying
- The Evolution of Classics
- Converting food through flavor
- Flavor Dynamics
- The flavor equation
- Cooking with all your senses
- the whowhatwhenwherewhy&howof creating a dish
- Evolving to interdependence
- Kitchen Creativity
- Becoming a Chef
- Culinary Artistry
- Dining Out
- Chef’s Night Out
- The New American Chef
- What to Drink With What You Eat
- The Flavor Bible
- The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine
- The Vegetarian Flavor Bible
- Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
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Huge thanks to Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!