Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Back from Sabatical....

Wow, it's been a year since I last posted...I've been pretty busy. I'm now cooking saute at a new restaurant. Chef X (aka my boyfriend) happens to be the acting Chef de Cuisine which is kinda embarassing, but i originally just took the job there as part time help while trailing around for a new situation. I ended up really liking the kitchen crew and as I'm painfully shy and hate trailing, i took the job they offered me after a few weeks.

Working with my boyfriend sounds pretty cheesy, but the last year has been really hard for me and being around supportive people has become important to me for the first time. See, after feeling bad for a few months last year, I was diagnosed with a very early stage cancer. Totally treatable with surgery, but scary as hell. Plus, as I don't have health insurance, the treatment took a good chunk (almost all) of my salary for while. The very same week that the doctors told me that they thought that they had removed all the malignant tissue and that things looked good for me, I found out that my grandpa had agressive stage three cancer. He is now in chemo and fighting this bastard like hell, but it's hard. Cancer is everywhere; I can't fucking pick up a magazine or newspaper without reading that some new celeb has it. I just want to forget that this disease exhists.

So, sorry about the sappy disclosure and all, but the above drama really made me want to work with my friends. Before this, i thought about trying to stage at El Bulli, French Laundry or L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, but I don't really feel the need now. I know that it would make me a much better cook, but i'm not sure how much i care...


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