Connecting Ideas

Connecting ideas or thoughts is at the root of all creativity. It's about understanding the known for not only what it is but what it could be. It is about trying assumptions and honing those thoughts into workable products.

In the kitchen it can be a rapid process because, well, that is the way kitchens work and the worst thing that could happen is that something tastes bad and has to be thrown away. Tonight I made the leap from using Furikake, normally reserved for sushi rice, on my semolina pasta. The connection was that rice and semolina are somewhat neutral starches and they both usually get topped with a generous amount of flavoring. Furikake took my Italian pasta a whole new direction tonight.... I'm thinking a new spin on linguini and clams....