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I can remember it clearly. The sweat pouring down my body; the heat in the air making my lungs feel heavier with each breath. My entire body feels like it’s on pins and needles. I'm about to crash. And I think to myself, is this where I'm going to die? Is this where my dedication and humility have led me? What about the sacrifices I've made to get here? I can't go out like this. Not on this line, not next to these people. I want to die at home in my bed, peacefully--preferably of old age. I always wanted...

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Every good kitchen has a story behind it. From spite to passion, we have seen all kinds of venues in our days. But how many of them have a chance to become something iconic?

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During the outbreak of covid-19, something bad happened. Chef knives were being forced to be put down across the world. You could hear the silent fall of chef coats and aprons everywhere across the world. This was a sound that you could hear, but rather a feeling. This feeling isn't something that can be measured with comprehensible emotions. This travesty is one of the worst things to happen to our lifestyle ever.  Most of us were slaves to perfect kitchen cleaning guidelines before this outbreak. Something that a good number of us would take pride in. Floors you could eat...

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What kills kitchen moral faster than the coronavirus on a rampage to creep into your dining room and steal all of your patrons?

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