Flatbread with Hummus and Lamb Sausage
Make This Recipe From Nicolai Lipscomb of Fifth Floor in San Francisco, CA
Nicolai Lipscomb first relocated to Boston from California to snag his first kitchen job. Then he called No. 9 Park chef-owner Barbara Lynch every Tuesday at 3 p.m. for three months, until she hired him.
Her reluctance to bring him aboard was understandable: Then only 21 years old, Lipscomb had gone to college to become an electrical engineer and had never worked in a professional kitchen. “The first couple of weeks were rough,” admits Lipscomb. “The chef would tell me to go to the walk-in for arugula, and I’d come back with parsley.”
Ten years later, Lipscomb is now chef de cuisine at Fifth Floor in San Francisco, a position he took after a year spent in some of the top kitchens in Spain, including Arzak and El Celler de Can Roca. For Sous Chef Series, Lipscomb took advantage of his sunny backyard, grilling a flatbread topped with hummus and homemade lamb sausage.
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