The culinary arts, as old as humankind, offer a lifetime of exploration. They are a gift from previous generations to the present, and they cannot be “mastered” by anyone. Even the most celebrated chefs, of any given era, only know a fraction of what is possible in the kitchen and lesser still of the infinite pathways an ingredient may travel to reach it.
To focus too much on what ‘s cooking today, what is commercially viable, what’s accepted as normal, or even state of the art, is to risk losing sight of the enormity of our shared culinary history…indeterminably greater than we realize, much of it written in anonymity, much more having faded from view.
Keeping this heritage alive has always been an uphill battle for anyone who has chosen to fight it, but it is a struggle we have proudly joined. The word Guerrera is not anyone’s name but rather an expression of resistance… to preserve those disappearing arts…those vanishing traditions…those gifts worth fighting for.