Here's How it Feels to Return to the Kitchen After a Decade-Long Break

freelance journalist, Chicago, Illinois

Lisa Futterman is a cheesemonger, writer and killer prep cook.

After more than a dozen years, I’m back cooking in a professional kitchen. News flash: It’s not like riding a bike.

I got into the kitchen while in college in Philadelphia, when I skipped studying in the stacks to work at the White Dog Café. When it was time to graduate, I called my dad and said, “I’m going to cooking school.”