There’s a renewed interest in food—— how wonderful it can taste, how and where it was raised, and in the far reaching connections between us, our food, and the environment. We’re thrilled about this, about people wanting to be reconnected with their food. But this sometimes leads to the stress and one-upmanship towards food that baffles us. The TV is wrong; you needn’t be a gourmet chef. Your family will not stop loving you if you overcook the bird. Food served with a smile is always better. (Has there ever been a roast so dry that an extra glass of wine won’t wash it down?) Our relationship to food is a lifelong relationship to friends, family and the world that surrounds us. At Left Bank, we are passionate about food, but never enough to take ourselves too seriously. Our goal is to make good food enjoyable.