after so many years of just being a person who had her head down

Posted: May 15th, 2017 | No Comments »
samin nosrat At Via Carota. Photo: Liz Clayman

Samin Nosrat at Via Carota. Photo: Liz Clayman, courtesy of New York Mag.

chef and cookbook author samin nosrat discussing her week in food on grub street:

Then we went to my favorite New York restaurant, Via Carota, where I was meeting my agent and the VP of my production company for a celebratory lunch. The book is being turned into a docuseries. I get to go to nine countries. I made up the number nine. Many countries. So that’s crazy. I’ve been a cook since I was 20 years old. I have worked for $10, $12, $14, and $18 an hour. And then I became a writer, which, as you know, is an equally not-so-lucrative career — and this very interesting and wonderful and strange thing, to have this moment where, all of a sudden, the world is recognizing you. You all of a sudden have legitimacy, after so many years of just being a person who had her head down, working her butt off, feeling always sort of overlooked. So I’ve gone to a lot of therapy, as I’ve mentioned. This is an interesting week to be doing this with you, because it’s just a really fun and weird week in my life. There has never been something like this.

i have so much to say about this. first, clearly i relate to being a person who always has her head down. just working. grinding, really. second. nosrat has a great attitude about snacks. third, i also love via carota, only been there once but see my post about buttery sheets and white wine and amish waitresses. FOUR. there was this crazy time right before i moved from san francisco (2000?) where my friend jonah and i went to the chez panisse cafe a few times, just off the cuff, as a real life everyday indulgence (that jonah paid for!). THE END

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