(Video link here.) Three-star Michelin chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena believes that it is essential to make poetry in everyday life, even with mistakes we make…as he did with a smashed lemon tart, an accident by a waiter that Bottura found “Perfect!”, recreating it anew with each order. But this three-minute video is way more than about that lemon tart. The guy is a philosopher:
If you don’t realize that in your life the most important thing to is to leave a free space for poetry, you don’t realize the value of your life. You have to leave a free space from obligation for everything you have to do for the poetry.
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After witnessing the perfection of the smashed tart, Bottura devised a way to assemble the tarts elements anew into an “accident” on the plate. Each iteration is slightly different.
Accidents are a big part of the “poetry of everyday life”.