This week, Dorothy sits down with Dan Silverman to hear his story. He is a graduate of the International Culinary Center, and has gone on to be an integral aspect of many big restaurants in New York City. Tune in to hear about Dan’s eye-opening experience leaving cooking school and working for David Bouley, and how that jump-started his career. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Today’s music provided by Dead Stars.


Image by Robert Caplin for The New York Times

“Poetry and cooking are not dissimilar. In poetry you’re trying to convey sense of a thing or an emotion, or some experience, and I think when you cook it’s a similar aesthetic althrough translated. You’re not using words, you’re using ingredients and trying to build a complete thought of some sort.” [9:00]

“It’s interesting to me what you learn after that initial push.” [36:20]

Dan Silverman on Chef’s Story