Chefs are craftsmen. Think about a chef like a cabinet-maker. Imagine walking into someone's house and seeing a beautiful cabinet. You begin to notice the intricacies in the wood, the way its fashioned together, the way the grain plays into the design. It can be a work of art.
But in order to get to that point, the cabinet maker has to know a lot about the wood he uses, where it's from and how to work with a specific type of wood.
The same goes with food."