The best food is simple and authentic and good enough for the highest office.
What a week this has been! Talk about an election thriller! Who would have thought that three days after the US Election Day we would still not have a winner.
In this presidential election state of mind, I remembered “Haute Cuisine” a.k.a.“Les saveurs du Palais” , a lovely French film that tells the story of Daniele Delpeuch, a self taught provincial cook, who in the late 80’s was asked by President Mitterrand of France to be his personal cook at the Élysée Palace.
After 7 years in the helm of the country and at the start of his second term, the President has had enough of pretentious and over complicated food.
What the President is after is simple and authentic food made with the best that France has to offer.
Local, fresh, simple and authentic food will allow you to have an “Anton Ego from Ratatouille” moment (see past blog ), or simply help you relax, refresh and enjoy, getting you ready to go back to your busy life even if you are the President. A great product developer will start with a simple recipe and then build on it, adding only what adds value (functional or emotional) for the recipient.
I don’t know who prepares Donald Trump’s and Joe Biden’s meals, but I hope their food provides not only sustenance, but also helps them relax and think calmly.
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