It’s been a long while since I published a post and I’ve been wanting to publish a post along with this title…My Neighbour is a Chef… and today is that day. This post is dedicated to my cousin, neighbour, and chef.
What are the odds that your cousin is your neighbour and your neighbour is a chef? For me, my cousin (literally) lives next door in the same neighbourhood. And he is also a chef, a professionally practicing one. I truly am honored and blessed.
What are the odds that your cousin is your neighbour and your neighbour is a chef?
Late last night, at 10pm, a small group of friends and I were treated to a meal by him. A friend came early and waited on the promise that dinner was to be served at 9pm. Neverthless, she remained positive and said, “Next time, I’ll come at 10pm, just in time for the (good) food because I know it’ll be worth it.” Late it was, but it was worth the wait.
He really is a ! The stove is his , and the knives are his toys. He has cooked for 1, 2, 3… 20 odd people at a time. It is no easy feat as he is the only chef and lone ranger in the kitchen. He cooks a storm in the kitchen to calm the raging storm(s) outside. Stomachs are rumbling and throats are thirsty. Nevertheless, when the food arrives, the wait is over, and it was worth waiting for.
Cooking @ home gives him the freedom and flexibility to explore his creativity. As I like to quote, “There is more to food than food itself.” Food is not solely for edible purposes, it is also about the art.
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”
“The way to a man’s stomach is through his eyes.”
Beautifully designed food brings pleasure to the eyes and salivates the tongue to crave for that juicy steak or moist chocolate cake.
After having eaten our fair share of all that’s been instagrammed. We get to learn how and what ingredient is cooked in each and every dish. Nonetheless, the names of the ingredients themselves are an alien language to me. Or was it French, Spanish, Italian…
At the end of the day, everyone wins! The chef leaves with a bright smile on his face. He derives his pleasure, satisfaction, and fulfillment from cooking beautiful, sumptuous food for people. His customers leave with a satisfied and fulfilled stomach to their heart’s content.
I look forward to more courses, meals, and desserts my cousin, neighbour, and chef.
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