Hadley Schmitt’s Spoonful Story
Hadley Schmitt refers to himself as a “market-driven chef”, taking cues from the seasons for his recipes. He starts with what’s in peak season, and applies creativity from there. Simplicity isn’t to be overlooked, however. “I’m constantly developing flavors and being methodical, but I’m a big believer in simplicity. I like making a cucumber taste the way it’s supposed to taste. When you’re doing market-driven food, it’s the combinations that make it more interesting.” At the time Schmitt plated his Spoonful, both apples and scallops were in peak season.
For Schmitt, having the proper tool at the exact moment you need it is paramount in a busy kitchen. “Part of my routine is to collect the different range of spoons I want for the day, so when we open for business they’re all in the right place. When you’re busy, you really need to shave seconds off what you’re doing. The confidence of having the right tool in your hand helps you do things more efficiently.”
Ingredients: Scallop shells, Bay Scallop, chives, ascophyllum nodosum seaweed, tosaka seaweed, green apples relish, horseradish, uni and sea salt
What are the “Spoonfuls of Inspiration”
Among chefs there is one universal truth: each has a favorite spoon. Whether wooden, metal, porcelain, plastic, or bone, chefs use this indispensable tool to measure, stir, flip, fold, divide, carry, plate, and – most importantly – to taste. Most chefs will tell you that their favorite spoon is an extension of themselves, an appendage without which they would be hard-pressed to survive.
Brent Herrig’s Spoonfuls of Inspiration series captures the unique emotional connection between chef and spoon. Created in collaboration with the chef, these abstract portraits showcase their favorite spoon alongside the ingredients and elements that inspire them. Here you’ll find a selection of Spoonfuls of Inspiration representing chefs, bartenders, and baristas from around the globe.
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