I am so grateful that this past week, I had the opportunity to cook with Chef Larry for a Mexican Lunch at a local community center in Oxford, MD. We met at another cooking class and hit it off. When he asked me if I wanted to Sous chef for him, he said l replied, “Yes, yes, yes”.
I am grateful for listening to my intuition which was nudging me to put something soul satisfying in between my son’s departure and my 57th birthday. I knew I would need distraction from my grief, and it did the trick.
Two characters in a kitchen, me and Mr. Larry. Like old people, we let each other be who we are. And have a good time laughing and telling stories to one another.
We had an avocado emergency beforehand, so I had to run into town to the Hispanic grocery store where perfectly ripe refrigerated avocados were waiting.
All of the 20 people who attended seemed delighted with our dishes. Chef Larry showed how we made the Shrimp ceviche, while l demonstrated how to make My gazpacho and the Mexican Bread Pudding. Sooo good.
Being that we’re both feeder people, I even laid a lunch for a cameraman and producer shooting footage for some non prof film. I made sure they got some footage of Mr. Larry talking. Because his love for his community coupled with his New York accent is endearing.
My intuition about doing this was spot on.
Remembering to stop
And remember yourself.
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