He’s 14 and cooking at Lacroix in Philadelphia, on Saturdays.
It started when Nick Normile’s grandmother took him to Italy: “The two ate their way through Venice, Florence, Rome, Pisa and Pompeii – enjoying course after course of dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Nick gets a dreamy, faraway look in his hazel eyes when he thinks about the trip.”
In Sunday’s Inquirer, food writer Dianna Marder profiled a kid who loves being in the kitchen.
“He never measures, and rarely follows a cookbook recipe ingredient by ingredient, preferring to improvise – and to send Mom shopping for esoteric ingredients.”