If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Kitchen!
By Peter Ang
September 8, 2017 1:38pm CST
I visited one of my chef cook friend the other day in his introductory culinary course in one of the culinary school here in HK and it was well-attended by numerous students wanting to learn for the first time the art of cooking. He explain that heat or temperature is among the basic secret of cooking: the right amount of heat, not too hot nor too cold depending upon the type and kind of cooking. One of the student who has no idea or knowledge of cooking at all and never done any cooking in her life told my chef cook friend that she indeed love learning how to cook but she hated all the heat and hot temperature in the kitchen. My friend smiled and politely told her, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen". And every one were laughing so loud. On a side note, I look into the meaning of said phrase "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" and here's what I found: *Don't persist with a task if the pressure of it is too much for you. The implication being that, if you can't cope, you should leave the work to someone who can. (phrases.org.uk) *used as a way to tell someone that they should either stop complaining about a difficult or unpleasant activity, or stop doing it. (dictionary.cambridge.org) *If you cannot handle the pressure, you should not remain in a position where you have to deal with it. (en.wiktionary.org) Do you get out of the kitchen if you can't stand the heat? Are you a quitter? Do you recall of any incident in your life that you quitted or give up something because the pressure is too much for you to bear? Picture credit: pattyvell.wordpress.com
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I've never been really good at quitting. Especially if it's something that I really want to learn. I'll keep at it until I get it right. If I come to a roadblock especially if it's something work related, I try to find other people who can help me with the problem. Sometimes we have the answers right under our noses but are too busy looking at other things to notice that it's there.
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Have you ever watched any of Gordon Ramsey's cooking shows? I can almost always stand a lot of heat . . . but his heat would be so unbearable . Other than that, turn up the heat . . . I will stay in the kitchen until it burns up !