Then, as the day progresses, depending on how the product is coming in - for instance, the fish man will fax us and say black bass is great - throughout the day, we'll also make judgment calls and adapt to what's available.
We rely on our purveyors to tell us what's available and what's good.
It's one thing you aspire to: someday, you'll be able to write a book.
Whether it's destiny or fate or whatever, I don't think I could do a French Laundry anywhere else.
Once you understand the foundations of cooking - whatever kind you like, whether it's French or Italian or Japanese - you really don't need a cookbook anymore.