Many will tell you, the food industry is not for the faint of heart (or stomach, nose, tongue, etc.).
It’s an incredibly tough career to get into, and with men holding the highest paid and most prominent kitchen jobs at top restaurants across America, it can be a tougher career for women. During Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Chicago, I caught up with top female mixologists and chefs who have pushed hard to show how men and women can dish it out.
Coming from a large and mixed family with its share of egos, hotheads, and show-offs (we all have ’em!)… I feel that over time I have become an unofficial expert on how to handle the chaos and stress that can ensue during the holidays.
Your family is your blood and typically you love them unconditionally, no matter what that gossipy aunt or spoiled cousin said at the last big holiday get-together. However, once people start having some eggnog and discussing politics or how their kid’s college choice is the best… you will reach a limit of how annoyed, frustrated, stressed, or freaked out you can be.
The big reveal…of my Two Truths and One Lie!
Swimming with sharks…the Gladiator speech in the Colosseum…and hanging out with Ryan Lochte. These all seem too good to be true!
We’ve all done it. Situations vary but we all have eaten alone.
The stereotype is that it can be depressing or seem gluttonous. Pictures come up of bad breakups or sitting in sweats watching Netflix or spending a holiday alone.
Perhaps the idea seems so lowly because so many of us associate eating with socializing – so how could one possibly have fun being alone with their meal?
The world of food has many mysteries, stereotypes, and unknowns…and the same could be said of me if you’ve just started following and reading this blog.
My good friend and blogger GiGi of GiGi Eats Celebrities has got a fun game going on that can help us get to know each other a little better.
I have heard that when you walk into a home, whomever you find cooking is the head of it. The one who cooks appeases the appetite…as well as warms the soul and touches the heart.