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Passion

When you love something enough to classify it as passion, then you want the whole world to know about it. With this in mind, I am using this post as a re-launch of the Mad Good Food blog.

Webster’s defines passion as “a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something”. The word passion also comes from the Latin verb patī meaning to suffer.

I knew in high school that I had a passion for cooking. I did apply and was accepted to Johnson & Wales. Back in those days, Chefs were not “cool”. My parents rolled their eyes and said “you don’t want to be a cook when you grow up”. So I went with another passion and spent 25 years in the live entertainment business. During those 25 years my passion for cooking never left, it actually grew! To the point where it sent me to culinary school and a new career in culinary.

Working in the restaurant industry is a test of ones cooking passion every day. Ask any Chef! While the Chef may have the passion, it does not mean all his/her employees do. To most kitchen staff in the industry, it’s just a job. They come to work, do their labor, get paid, and go home.

Cooking for me is truly an art. Like an entertainer, I want people to try my food. I want them to love it. Knowing they enjoy my food is a rush to my brain and fuels the passion. Get paid for the passion and you got the perfect dish.

No matter what business you are currently in, it’s never too late to follow your passion. If your passion is what you do now, take it to the next level. Don’t let anyone stop you. If you have a passion you want to follow, do it! You want to love what you get paid for. Don’t make your career a “job”.

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Now I’m Food Blogging Too!

Welcome to the first blog post of Mad Good Food!  Just when I thought I had an enough on my plate (pun intended) with the Event & Entertainment Marketing Blog, I started another blog.  I’m passionate about food, so I thought I should blog about it.

In the next several weeks I’m going to take this blog to the next level by not just adding pictures but video.  The plan is to create a video blog which turns into an internet TV show on cooking.  This could be really exciting!

Let’s get cooking!!!!

Pasta Risotto

Last week I found in the weekend section of the Wall Street Journal a recipe for Pasta Risotto.  Since I was classically trained in culinary school, I was questioning the whole concept of using pasta instead of rice.  But the recipe sounded interesting so I tried it.  The bottom line on this dish is it’s a really nice mac & cheese. 

The ingredients are simple.  They include onions cooked in butter until soft and translucent, chicken stock, pasta, heavy cream, parmesan, and mascarpone cheese.  What’s not to love about this? My daughter, who is usually finicky about her mac & cheese, really liked it.  She had a second helping!

This dish would be excellent as a small plate for a party or served as a main course when you are looking for comfort food.