A while back I shared a post about my new favorite podcast Life Is Short With Justin Long. I included all kinds of puns and made it fun, but today, I want to talk seriously about a passion of mine, and that passion is the art of cooking.
I mentioned in my blog post about an episode with Chef Wolfgang Puck and how his story really tugged at my heart strings. It was a very winded interview, but I took a lot from it. And it made me appreciate chef’s that much more.
After listening to this podcast, my husband introduced me to a movie called Chef! If you have not seen this movie, I highly recommend that you do. It’s on Netflix, and if you enjoy cooking, it will make you fall in love with it.
After watching the film I had this burning desire to run out to the local farmers market to buy all fresh ingredients, and make a wonderful meal completely from scratch. There’s just something about it that brings out a confidence in me and watching Jon Favreau cook was like watching what I image watching Van Gogh paint would feel like. He put so much passion into it, he made making a grilled cheese sandwich look like art. And there’s something about that, that just draws me in. Watching people who are genuinely passionate about cooking and seeing the look of joy on their faces after they taste their own creations. I’ve been there and it’s amazing. Have you ever tried a new recipe or came up with a recipe all on your own and you serve it to your friends and family, and they rave about it? All of you around that table become connected through a dish that you molded and spent hours perfecting with your own hands, and it’s a joyous feeling and I relish in it, and I love making people happy, and the fact that I can bring people happiness through food, is a phenomenal gift. I completely understand why people choose this profession.
I have not yet had the pleasure of attending one of Chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants, but I really, really want to. And I’d absolutely love to pay my respects and compliments to the chef, because after listening to that podcast, I know he cooks with his soul. And I really commend Jon Favreau for his acting skills and taking us through the life of a chef, because although he might not be a chef in real life, he still showed us the art behind cooking.
If you haven’t already, I recommend you listen to Justin Long’s podcast. It will leave you doubled over with laughter. Justin is a great interviewer and he alone is charming and funny, mix that with his brother Christian and numerous guests who are just as funny, and well, you get the picture.
And check out Chef! Seriously, why are you still reading this? Go on! And then come back and tell me what you thought of it!!
Thoughts? Comments? Feel free to leave them below.
And as always, thank you for reading!
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