I have been eating food for 36 years. I’ve been going to hibachi restaurants for just about the same amount of time. I’ve been to chains and family-owned places. I’ve become an expert on how the process works. Or, so I think.
My wife and family bought me a training session at benihana for Christmas. It includes a private lesson where I can put 30+ years of observation to the test. In my head, I know how the process works. I can see how everything is cut, prepared and served. We will see if my muscles have picked anything up in all my years of watching and following along.
The activity of the day will be followed on by a family meal next week. I get to cook at benihana for my family. I get to show what I learned. That should be fun.
The weird part of all of this? I can see every cut, flip and seasoning that goes into a meal. I’ve seen it so often that I feel there is muscle memory already in place.