I'm so darn impatient but you're right Mike. LOL, a few of the raisens have swelled up from the gas build up, they look like they are gonna pop. My wife saw it on the counter this morning and said, "What's with the science project with the beans?".
At least she didn't toss it in the garbage!! I have had people throw out things just because they did not know what they were and it drives me crazy. I would absolutely lose my mind if someone tossed out a sourdough culture that I was working on,
I had a cook (A great cook) that worked for me that had some OCD issues, and he would go on these cleaning jags once in a while, of course this behavior would never happen at the end of the shift, or in the downtime, he would start tearing apart coolers and cooking equipment in the middle of a dinner rush!
I think stress would send him into this obsessive compulsive behavior.
Well anyways, after the 3rd time that he tossed my creme-fraiche in the garbage in a month, I had endured enough and I yelled at him, so what does he do next? He decides it would be a good time to drain and strain the deep-fryers! right during our busiest time!
He got sent home that night, and I refused to let him back in my kitchen until his meds were adjusted better to keep him on a more even keel so this crap would not happen anymore.
In the past he has tossed our Beurre Blanc, and hollandaise based sauces right in the middle of service because of his disorder. Imagine trying to make either of those sauces during a rush because one of your cooks tossed them in the garbage when there was nothing wrong with them.
I love having a clean-freak on my crew, but someone that can control it a little better so they are cleaning during down times, not in the middle of dinner service.
Why is it that some of the best cooks are absolute nutcakes, or have substance abuse issues? Or both?