You know what’s delicious when we taste it. But can you explain why?
It’s certainly not the ingredients (there are many terrible dishes with the same ingredients).
Nor it is the chef.
There are chefs who create amazing dishes, mostly by intuition. And if you are good at asking questions and deciphering answers, sure, you’ll learn something.
I’m not sure if any of the chef can teach as elegantly as Samin Nosrat.
A great chef might not be a great teacher. Intuition is not pedagogy. Similarly, a Pulitzer writer, a Nobel scientist or an olympian. Teaching is a whole different set of skills. It’s enrollment, empathy, flexibility and communication.
Choose your teachers. Choose your future.