One Dish - Four Seasons author Jordan Zucker helps readers create the ultimate dining experience in new book. Food and drink have always been celebratory for Zucker and this addition demonstrates that. However, who is the woman behind all these delightful bites? Check out a quick Q&A with the lady of the hour below:
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was little I remember we talked about being a vet because I loved animals and was an equestrian. But as I grew older I gravitated more towards being an entertainer.
Do you have any interesting writing habits or superstitions? An old family drinking superstition was that the last drop of the wine bottle couldn’t go to a woman or she’d be an old maid (likely rooted from the old maid card game and also likely created by a man). This has grown tiresome with multiple bartenders around the world and also my bare left ring finger so I’ve been known to abandon its absurdity in recent days.
When you are struggling to write/have writer’s block, what are some ways that help you find your creative muse again? If I’m having trouble I take off the pressure by lowering my expectations. If I don’t have to be proud of it at every step of the way I can be free to just write and get some structure and ideas down and then revisit them when they’re ready to be finessed and flowed. It might not come out as what I’d consider “good” work, but at least it has potential to be useful.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book? How many moving parts there are to the process. I thought I could write it and print it. But the team required to make that happen is extensive.
What was your greatest challenge in writing this book? Building the team, finding vetted resources.
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