Helen holds forth on cooking.
Helen: Cooking borrows. Cooking depends on what is to hand, the art of cooking lies on the details, the subtleties, the context.
Helen: Example, this lamb has a lamby taste, yes, but there is mixed in the flavor of tomatoes, the sniff of garlic, the texture of onion. And alongside, the potatoes, bathed in a mushroom sauce, does that not…
Helen: Is it not suggestive?
Jackie: Yes. It suggests you gave up serving up a soup and instead turned it into a mushroom sauce for the caulis and brocs.
Helen: Exactly. In my cooking, nothing is ever as planned. TJH. Things just happen. Que sera.
Jackie: Whatever will be, will be.
Helen is in full Socratic flight as she pushes Jackie twice with negative interrogations: “Does that not…?” and “Is it not suggestive…?”
But Jackie is not the passive student Helen is treating her as. She CAN suggest that the soup became a sauce, and she CAN translate from Turkish to English.