I am a chef. Dry January is not something I’d considered, ever, in my adult life. I did need a small selection of alcohol free beers to get me through the month. Let’s take a look at what helped me get through the challenge of not getting to have a little drink after service – which is a practically nightly occurrence.
My phone flashed up the other day letting me know it was under some major duress - 10% storage capacity left it said; my, if I wasn't such a calm and collected person, I'd be unsure on how to cope with such a first-world problem. I did what many of us (I imagine) would do in this situation - put it back in my pocket and got back to the beer I was nursing.
I had the time (let's face it and only enough money) for one big, show-stopping meal during my holiday. Meagre wages had been saved and there was definitely a hit-list of places that I hadn't visited during my first trip to New York City. This is one story of a quiet, intimate and delicious culinary journey.