In the great pantheon of TV chefs, few have experienced the crossover success of the Swedish Chef. Millions around the globe know him simply by his signature, uh, accent and yes, Jacques Pepin, Julia Child and James Beard might have been influential, it’s impossible to escape the impact that the Swedish chef has had. He’s an inspiration to all who have dreamed big and thought, “ya know, an antique pistol is just the tool I need to cook lobster at home.” Here are seven kitchen and life lessons that we all learned from the Swedish Chef.
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A cook must keep their work area clean.
The Swedish Chef has always understood that keeping your workstation organized is pivotal for any successful cook. As such, the Swedish Chef showed us that the best way to remove clutter from the kitchen is to throw any utensils you aren’t currently using blindly behind you. Once you get those pesky tools out of your space, you can get down to the real battle at hand: Whatever creature crawls out of your pot that specific day.