Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Chef's Last Dance

Receiving an unsigned letter from an anonymous messenger, the chef began to think of the implications of the request. The letter asks the chef to develop a recipe for a lump sum for a woman with a special circumstance. The woman faced with cancer and on her death bed, wanted to taste "life" in the form of food. An absurd request the chef thought. It even gets weirder. No more recipes must be written or conveyed after this one. How can anyone fathom such thought. To kill ones passion to hand it over to the angel of death. Is it the money or is the most important chance to create life in the form of food. What amount of passion and creativity and heart must one have to instill life after life.

The chef goes to the kitchen, the source of life, and begins to assemble his ideas and thoughts. Only the loathing for life can make such recipe work. Once must be on the death bed to envision life. The idea of writing the last recipes was death itself. To lose passion in one day only to give it in goodness.

The chef plays Mozart's Requiem and writes his final recipe after hours and puts in a sealed envelope. For every death there is life.


Blogger LaiaLy_q8 said...

why am i so sad :(

12/08/2005 05:56:00 AM  
Blogger McArabian said...

What is the recipe? What is in that envelope?

12/08/2005 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger MissCosmoKuwait said...

ok equalizer...long time no I decided to pass by and see what's cooking...and that was totally depressing...hope that's nothing related to your own mood...I believe the Chef should not risk such a request lest his talent be swallowed by death itself and he will no longer be able to create the dishes of life....these are my thoughts..and now...pass me the olives please...

12/08/2005 09:32:00 PM  
Blogger the 101 said...

Ma fahamt .. that was the woman's dying wish? and that was his last recipe? .. thats pretty proud (shayif nafsa) of him isnt it?

12/08/2005 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger Rimyoleta said...


12/09/2005 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger ***Diamon*** said...

Me and you both rimyoleta.
So free us both Equalizer...
That what u do right?

12/09/2005 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger ray said...

so sad

12/09/2005 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Sheba said...

Absolutely beautiful!

I love the idea, the writing, the concept and the notion that life is in food and with it we start and end.

I found this romantic actually

12/10/2005 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger Flamingoliya said...

i love your passion for food. was that shakespeare talking? really nice writing and story, i liked it.

so when's part two? i want to know the recipe before i die.

12/11/2005 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger don_veto said...

If you want to taste life, I reccomend a big mac with vanilla milk shake. I truly mean it, I am not being trivial or silly. It was my first taste of McDonalds when I was 8 and it was unforgettable. I never tasted anything so good before.

12/11/2005 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Passion inspires me said...

if this entry, in any manner, relates to your mood, then know this .. you are ANYTHING but a quitter, in fact, people like you are why people like us keep on going :) take it easy. Passionates never quit. Even when they die, their passion creates offspring and disperses, settling itself in different lifeforms that once surrounded them.

12/12/2005 04:24:00 AM  
Blogger raf* said...

dear e,

brilliant. just brilliant.


12/13/2005 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Bal8ees said...

i read it 5 times o fhemt most of it o alba8ee fasartoo 3ala kefee but in the end its a really nice story

12/22/2005 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Zaydoun said...

The guy in the picture looks a lot like one of the owners of Burger Boutique!

12/25/2005 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think that this post has more to do with your emotions, then food. The post before this one you made mention that you haven't been inspired lately, now this post. If you need a break from things take it, but please know that you have inspired so many to really think of food as more than just substance for our body. You have made us see food as Art, and i for one don't want to lose your passion for it. So take a break and regroup your thoughts, maybe take a mini vacation where all you do is RELAX, and think. Good luck and Best wishes.

12/27/2005 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger Blossom said...

Hope everything is alright !

1/13/2006 01:33:00 AM  
Blogger Ms.Baker said...

Dear Equalizer,

I, for one ( and I know I am among many), miss your posts greatly and would like to ask that you resume ASAP (Someone else has to post about lovely food besides me, and you are so much better at it!)


1/29/2006 10:30:00 AM  

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