“I think that the song just goes straight to the heart. It doesn’t pull any punches, it doesn’t try to be something it’s not, it doesn’t try to say, ‘Hey! Look over here! Look over here!’ It’s just a nice song; from the heart. And it only took me five albums to write.”
– St. Vincent talking about her song “New York” on the Song Exploder podcast
Replace “song” by “soup” or something similar, and you get exactly the feelings I have about the food I would like to be making at the moment. It took St. Vincent five albums to get this point, and me five years or more in the kitchen, and I am not even sure I am there yet.