What Kind of Rolls-Royce Are You?

You can always tell if I am really happy by the large vein that pops from my forehead.  It's really hot.  

You can always tell if I am really happy by the large vein that pops from my forehead.  It's really hot.  

This post will be short and sweet. I am not much of writer and I lose focus easily.  lol!  

Today I took a break from photography and decided to take a class unrelated to pictures or weightlifting. Or so I thought they wouldn't be related. I took a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America.  By far an amazing experience.  

I AM NOT A COOK.  I AM NOT A COOK!!!

I can boil water.  

My husband is the cook and I sample everything. But here I was, chef hat and all.  We were at the CIA.  We met this amazing chef by the name of Sean Kahlenberg. We spent about 5 hours with him and only called him Chef.

I can go on and on about how he cooked for two Presidents, he can cook 125,000 meals to feed guests over 3 days, and that he loves to run.  How much does he love running? An average of 120 miles a week.  

He actually reminded me very much of a weightlifting coach. Minus the running of course. HA!

He taught us etiquette on prepping your station, how you approach your food, and respecting  your cutting board.  It sounded all too familiar. 

Besides having tasted the best food EVER... I will be forever grateful for what I learned today.  Someone made a comment to him about his running.  Concerned that if he continued running as often as he did, his body would pay the price later in life. 

His response was brilliant.

I don’t want to be the Rolls-Royce in prestine condition and with no miles on it. I want my body to be all used up.

What he said really hit home.  I'd like to think I am a hard worker.  It was inspiring to watch Chef work a kitchen and feel his passion for food and cooking.  Well, guess I have to step up my game!  I have so much to learn.  It won't be hard, only challenging, as Chef would say.  I'm coming for you world.  Be prepared.

Now, off to eat left overs!