Today I came home to a white powdered substance on the floor of my child's room. Now she is four years of age and it is typical to find some sort of mess that she has made somewhere in the house. I brought her into her room to ask her what had happened to her floor. She then proceeded to tell me she attempted to make snow in her room, which sounds like a fun idea. However she decided to use powdered soap for the washing machine in order to create her snow. You see although it looked like a fine idea, that soap has harsh cleaning chemicals that bother the senses in it. In short, it did not make good snow. In fact, it may have made the worst snow.
What does that have to do with food? Consider the following. Have you ever had a limited time item at your favorite fast food restaurant that just didn't quite seem to come together? Sure I have had my fair share of those items be successes, but every now and then, one comes out that is, to put it nicely, disgusting. In respect to those items, I have never seen them pull the item before its time runs out. They have too much product, or they simply feel the need to have a promotional item out there.
You see these items look and sound good, but at the end of the day they are not snow, they are washing detergent. The fact is we are being given something sub-par because the corporation thinks if they do not have a promotion going, we will not come. The truth is if the establishment has been there for a while, we will show up. I would prefer if a presentable product cannot be produced, they just pass until a good product comes along.
Of course this theory is not exempt to chefs. Some chefs are so worried about having that signature dish, that they will continue to serve food that is not composed well and thus put themselves at risk as being a mediocre chef with technical issues. My advice is simple. Snow will come eventually and washing detergent will not be a substitute You don't have to force your brilliance, it will come to you if you are patient.