Fundamentals Make A Difference At Every Skill Level

By Tracy Crow
June 2016
Vol. 37 No. 3
If I were to map my trajectory as a cook, plotting the growth of my ability to put a decent meal together, the line would be all over the place. I didn’t plan to learn a few fundamental dishes first and then build expertise in a logical fashion. When I read stories about the development of skilled cooks, I wonder why I didn’t master the poached egg years ago. Looking back, I realize that the people I was with and the context of my life gave me opportunities to try different things at different times, learning as I went. And now, after years of cooking, I have enough accumulated knowledge to put together a variety of dishes without intensive study or preparation. When I stumble

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Tracy Crow

Tracy Crow ( is director of communications for Learning Forward.

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