Monday, January 19, 2009


Today I received, what I think, is a beautiful quote from Jonathan...

"Cooking is a language through which all the following properties may be expressed: harmony, creativity, happiness, beauty, poetry, complexity, magic, humour, provocation and culture."

...And this is why I do what I do.

It is by no means a glamorous profession but I wouldn't trade it for the world! I love it despite the long hours. I love it despite the crap pay. I love it despite being is almost constant pain from a stuff body. I love it despite the often crude comments/ conversations that go on around me. Most of all, I love it because it is a gift I have been blessed with and it puts smiles on people's faces.


Anonymous said...

Hey Jeannie!

Glad to hear all is well and that your job is enjoyable - what would the rest of us do without chefs? Probably DIE OF HORRIBLE FOOD!
A good dish should be a small taste of heaven, nothing more and nothing less. (So no pressure or anything!)

big hugs,

Rachel said...

I really feel like God wants you to specialise in gluten free food... yep, definately divine inspiration that one :)

GeNiaL said...

You have a blog!! Woohoo, new reading material :D. Keep it up Chef Jean, I want to know what goes inside a mind of a brilliant patisserie chef ;)