Meeting Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito

November 11th, 2006

Me and Rocco

Me and Rocco

2006-11-11_0007Originally uploaded by foodiekim. It was with unexpected delight that I stumbled onto Rocco’s eight city tour for his new book, Five Minute Meals. I happened upon an up-front seat before the elegantly conceived staging area that allowed Rocco to prepare his sample dishes. Almost immediately I was presented with chicken and shrimp sample entrees. Delicious.Beyond these simple delights, it was Rocco’s heart that won me over. It is rare for a young man to be so tuned into the matters of the heart. Speaking with genuine conviction, he shared: Each of us knows of that special moment when we have combined all our energies to prepare a dish that we then walk across the kitchen to the table. After all the shopping and selection, and all the chopping and sauteing, you see this culinary meal as a creation arising from your heart. This is where you’ve poured your best into serving up food worthy of your affections, worthy of your hearts love. This is the good life, when we come to that special moment when we set the dish before those we love. This captures my heart’s passion for the family table, that each of us finds time for investing ourselves in the one thing that matters.  Indeed, it is to serve up  treasured family moments that transcend our simple need for sustenance, and in so doing, we reach all the way to our loved ones hearts. So does love fire our imaginations and dedication, from shopping at our local farmer’s market…to searching for new recipes, and braving new territories of flavorful ingredients,  our hearts take hold and we offer up our culinary creations for that endearing sparkle in the eyes, unbridled smile and shared communion of souls.

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