Watching my daughter cooking the Thanksgiving meal was like watching a good artist creating a piece of art. Her concentration, her obvious enjoyment of every moment… everything indicats to me that she has a passion in cooking/eating gourmet food.
She was not an expensive kid. Up to junior high, she preferred to wear homemade sweatshirt to school (and I wasn’t even a good tailor). If she didn’t hear a boy laughing at her, she probably would keep wearing those clothes for the rest of her life. She doesn’t wear jewelries. After receiving a beautiful necklace from her aunt, she turned to me and said, “You take it. It’s no use for me.” When the third generation of iPhone came out, we asked her if she would like to have one. “No. My phone works fine,” she said. It took us two or three years of begging to finally buy an iPhone for her. Camera, iPad, car… as long as she has one that works, she refuses to get a new one.
But she does love gourmet food. Her Christmas wish list, year after year, has several cookbooks in it. She enjoys fine dining, once in a while at an expensive restaurant, and she buys quality food and cooks great meals.
Last week, we took her out to eat at a nice restaurant to celebrate her graduation from graduate school many years ago. While eating, in my heart, I applauded my daughter (like mothers usually do) for never stopping fulfilling her passion… 😉
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