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A cut, a burn, a broken plate - what’s the worst mistake you’ve ever made in the kitchen? A dropped pancake? Burned chicken? How about using salt instead of sugar? Over the past few years we’ve been asking some of the world’s best chefs to share with us a story about a time they really messed up in the kitchen, a mistake they made that will live with them forever.
It’s easy for us to forget that chefs, the ones who execute work every day that pursues perfection, make mistakes, but they do. In fact, speak with any of the world’s great chefs and they’ll tell you that the mistakes are more important than the successes.
The next chef to reveal their Chef Mistake is Elena Arzak from the world famous Arzak restaurant in Spain.
Speaking about one of her earliest times working abroad in a new kitchen, Arzak talks about a mistake that made her want to pack her bags and leave the country immediately.