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With the New Year now officially underway, it's tough not to reflect on life lessons learned, experiences undergone, trials and tribulations endured, etc., during our brief existence on this planet up until now.
What advice would Valley chefs and restaurateurs give to their younger selves -- and younger human beings in general -- on the secrets to culinary happiness, success, and well-being? Here are 15 of their philosophies.