Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Battle Scars

Tiredness, inattention, haste, misplaced bravado; spills, splashes, flashes, slippy tea towels - just a handful of explanations for the scarring that graces the arms of chefs in kitchens everywhere. These are photos of chefs I know and the scars they've accumulated over the years while working their trade.




Created with flickr slideshow.
Feel free to submit photos; this will be an ongoing project where I'll add more shots as they come to hand, so I'll probably move this to the sidebar. These all hurt...

2 comments:

Mary said...

Ouch! Its always the tender inside part of the arm. For some reason the whites I used to be issued were long sleeve (not ideal for the heat of the kitchen) that, risk of burns or not, were altered to be a little cooler.
Nigel, I feel you/their pain.
ciao,
m

Nigel said...

Mary! Yeah, they're nasty. I've had a good run lately, until last Thursday when I was deep-frying some oysters & the buggers spat at me - two blisters later...