Let’s carry on from our Vico post posted on July 12.
So many times we stay anchored in our old ways and paradigms out of fear and a false sense of security. We are comfortable; we do not want to force too much. So many times we read in painting instruction books: “do not use cadmium yellow in… or with…”; “do not do this,” “do not do that”! How can we experiment if chained by “do not,” especially when it comes to something as subjective as taste? Our philosophy is: Experiment. If it works or tastes good, why not? Consider our vanilla ice cream with caviar inspired by our search for a serious” dessert, even though someone might say: “I would never eat that.” We broke many, many rules here, and we think that our Gelato Beccafumi (there are more ingredients in the recipe) has a very interesting aesthetic, a unique taste and inner beauty. But we had to give up many long-held adages, and it was not easy. Only through experimentation can we discover our own truth; this applies to all of life’s disciplines, including cooking, hence our search for unique dishes. Verum esse ipsum factum! (“truth itself is constructed”)