Waking up this morning to find out that Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide was a shock for all of us. I can’t imagine the pain he must have been in to feel that suicide was the only option.
As an outsider, his life looked pretty great to most of us. He was a successful chef, writer and TV show host. He had a girlfriend and appeared happy in the relationship. He was the father of a young daughter. Media and Social Media made him appear so successful and happy.
Unfortunately, that was not the case.
It makes me question why suicide, mental health issues, drugs and alcohol are all such problems in the Culinary Industry. (more…)
It’s the most wonderful . . . and hardest time of the year for our Emulsified Family, as I’m sure it is for many of you.
If you struggle with loneliness this time of year, today, I’d like to challenge you to think about the time you spend on Social Media this holiday season.
ARE YOU CRAZY????
HOW COULD I LIVE WITHOUT FACEBOOK?
I know that sounds funny coming from a blogger. I get a lot of website traffic from Facebook. But honestly, one of the hardest things for me during the Christmas season is seeing what everyone else is doing on Facebook. (more…)
By the end of December, my chef/husband and I are usually just ready for Christmas and New Year’s Eve to be over. I know that sounds horrible but December is a really hard month when you are married to a chef.
It’s 4-5 INSANE weeks of working way too many hours for my chef/husband. We really don’t see him much at all during this time. Because of this I struggle with loneliness, even with 3 kids. I also feel bad that we are out doing fun Christmas things and my husband is slaving away at work to provide for us. I could say more, but it would really just sound like complaining, so I’ll stop.
I thought maybe this year would be different, with him being the COO of a restaurant group and out of the kitchen, but the hours have still been crazy…including a restaurant opening. I am thankful for his days off this month and don’t want to take them for granted, as I remember many years, he rarely had a day off in the month of December.
Since so many of you can relate to our family, I would guess that we are not alone in feeling this way each holiday season.
While in the past, I’ve dreaded the month of December as a chef’s wife, I’ve decided this Christmas season is going to be different. No more moping around and wishing it was over for this chef’s wife and kids.(more…)
“Being married to a chef must be the best thing ever. #marriedtoachef.”
This is what I read as I glanced at twitter this morning.
Really? Best thing ever?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. I love that my husband is a chef. I love that when he is home, he cooks, because the food tastes SO MUCH BETTER!! I love that I can show him a recipe and he can immediately tell if it’s going to turn out. I love that he currently has 12,206 files in his recipe directory on Google Drive. I love how handsome he looks in his chef coat each morning when he walks out the door. The list could go on and on . . .