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The Chef Sessions No. 2: Chef Michael Tusk of Quince and Cotogna – San Francisco, CA

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Michael Tusk is the Chef and Owner, along with his wife Lindsay, of two of San Francisco’s most critically acclaimed restaurants, Quince and Cotogna. His approach to Italian and French regional cuisine is refined and modern, taking inspiration from the seasonal bounty of Northern California and his close relationships with local purveyors.

A native of New Jersey, Tusk graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Art History and attended the Culinary Institute of America
in Hyde Park, New York. After completing his studies, Tusk left for Europe to gain experience in Michelin-starred restaurants throughout France and Italy. His experience in Italy’s Barbaresco region resonated most profoundly and was the catalyst for his sustained interest in Northern Italian regional cuisine.

Tusk returned to the United States in 1988 and settled in the San Francisco Bay Area where he contributed to the success of some of the country’s most pioneering, influential restaurants including Stars and Chez Panisse. In December 2003, Tusk and his wife Lindsay opened Quince, and the restaurant quickly became one of San Francisco’s top fine-dining destinations. In November 2010 they opened Cotogna, a bustling, rustic Italian restaurant adjacent to Quince.

The James Beard Foundation has recognized Tusk’s contributions to the industry and named him “Best Chef: Pacific”. Under Tusk’s helm, Quince has also been awarded four stars by the San Francisco Chronicle, three stars from the Michelin Guide and is a distinguished member of Relais & Châteaux.

You can stream this episode and all other episodes in iTunes and at AshtonGustafson.com.

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Podcast 57: Loveable with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

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Dr. Flanagan is a clinical psychologist and a father known to millions for the letters he writes to his children and shares on his blog.

On March 24th of this year, Kelly released his latest book entitled Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life. Loveable is written to the little one in each of us, who is all too ready to be reminded: you are enough, you are not alone, and you matter.

In Loveable, Dr. Flanagan reveals the core insight gleaned from his years of clinical work: you are here for a reason, yet you cannot truly awaken to it until you have first embraced your truest, worthiest self and then allowed yourself to be truly embraced by others.

Weaving heart-warming storytelling, gentle insights, and the wisdom of Dr. Flanagan’s Christian tradition—including his belief that we are all “the living, breathing bearers of the eternal, transcendent, and limitless Love that spun the planets and hung the stars”—these pages invite you to remember the name you were given before all other names: Loveable.

You can stream or download this episode and all other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.

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The Beauty of Quiet and Silence with AJ Sherrill

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A gifted pastor, teacher, writer, and leader, AJ Sherrill has over 15 years of pastoral experience in diverse church settings across the nation. He is the author of Enneagram and the Way of Jesus and Quiet: Hearing God Amidst the Noise and currently serves as the lead pastor at Mars Hill in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In this episode we discuss the significance of finding silence in the midst of life’s noise and how our patterns of control, comparison, and competency keep us from living the fullest life possible.

You can download or stream this episode and all other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.

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How We Connect the Dots (and how I make my notes for podcast/creative ideas)

  1.  Curiosity.
    1. This requires and open spirit that allows itself availability to come into contact that which it does not know.
    2. Here questions > answers.
  2. Interest
    1. Once interest is perked, one can start to access their vault of experiential knowledge and start to accumulate some dots for connecting with the new subject via form, fashion, feel, etc.
  3. Understanding
    1. Here the dots begin to connect.
    2. Pattern, rhyme, tempo, consistency, and predictability begin to be learned, seen, and noted.
    3. We now know what was unknown has some knowability for us…and perhaps it could teach or enlarge us.
  4. Appreciation/Reverence
    1. Here we start to freely share what we’ve learned.
    2. Enjoyment, sharing, and participation are all mirroring the awe we’ve been able to line up with these new dots.
    3. Unity > Uniformity and this reality is celebrated.
  5. Wonder-filled/Bewildered/Quickened/In Awe
    1. One now begins to take ownership with their relationship to these dots.
    2. A gratuitous spirit is now lost in the mystery, but found in the passion of the process, art, and flow these dots provide for them.
    3. The dots become metaphors across a myriad of life’s offerings.
    4. The nuance of the dots personally become known and consistently reflected on.
  6. Holiness/Beauty/Presence
    1. This is what we all want.
    2. Time stands still.
    3. Meaning has arrived.

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Podcast 52: Be Who You Are with Rebekah Lyons

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Rebekah Lyons is the author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning and You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are (released February 21, 2017.) She is a mother of three, wife of one, and dog walker of two living in Nashville.

She’s an old soul with a contemporary, honest voice who puts a new face on the struggles we all face as we seek to live a life of meaning.

Through emotive writing and speaking, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety, depression, and consumer impulses—challenging people to discover and boldly pursue the calling God has for them. As a self-confessed mess, Rebekah wears her heart on her sleeve, a benefit to friends and readers alike.

You can stream and download this episode and all episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast at www.AshtonGustafson.com or iTunes.

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