As a chef that term has a specific meaning. You reduce a sauce or a recipe down to its most fundamental flavors. It's one of the things I learned from Chef Morimoto. I mean from watching him on TV.
It's a much larger metaphor to me as a person. I try to think big. I always have which inspired my cross country walk.
But there's one immutable reality. Life is always only just about this one step. This one recipe. This one service.
I was born in 1970, the year of the dog. Yesterday and tomorrow mean very little to me. And as an aspiring chef, I don't think they should.
Nothing matters more than the moment. Thank you Chef.