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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Meet the Feet

NOT my chef's feet.

Dry and aged are great words to describe wine and cheese, not feet. Have you ever taken a close look at your chef's feet? They are nasty. After 12-16 hours standing and sweating on a them those bad boys take a beating. And my chef claims that he does this pivot thing to get to both sides of the line. So adding that in, his feet would be a perfect candidate for a foot creme commercial-the before shot. And I know Erik is not the only one because I just got an email from a chefgirlfriend who claims her chef's feet are hopelesss. I'm a fan of the pumice stone myself but I just can't get Erik to use it consistently. Maybe some of you have a secret to foot relief. Do the plug in foot baths work? Cremes? Special orthopedic shoes?

Oh, and don't get me started on the stink. Just one of many things that make chefs unique and oh so lovable.



Anonymous said...

It's called "the pivot spin", and it's f-ing awesome...

It seems you forgot to mention the smell of YOUR feet in this post. At least I have an excuse. Maybe you should write a blog post about being a hypocrite!

Just kidding. Love you.


Hilary Battes said...

Ok, I confess I have stinky feet! I blame my mother for her smelly feet genes. But at least my heels are smooth and soft.

Eat Me Outta Here said...

You guys are hilarious!

Katie Mueller said...

Chef's feet = HOPELESS, I did find that some specialties store offer socks that allow better airflow (something about the material?) I’m going to try and pick up some when I'm in Florida and I'll use Maurice as a guanine pig.

Anonymous said...

Wool socks help such as smart wool. The best condition my feet were ever in as a chef was when my my girlfriend at the time would massage my feet with this peppermint foot repair cream every night after work.