Stephen Kirschner is another colleague I had worked with and had not seen for a few years. He had recently decided to switch careers, after several years of working in various restaurants. Graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, he had looked forward to many years immersed in kitchens all over New York. So it was a bit of a shock to learn that Stephen had decided to switch careers. He has since been admitted to college and his subject du jour is - Political Science.
I wish him a delightful career in politics or law and was delighted by our intense conversation on current world affairs. The restaurant world is not for everyone and it is indeed remarkable for Stephen to realise it earlier on, then years later after he's become another unhappy chef, sous chef, waiter etc.
The Cafe takes it's name from the original Cafe Nadery, a staple of the intellectual scene in Teheran for many secular thinkers, writers and artists during the 1940's and onwards.
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