Ingredients – behind the making of culinary's elite
Chef Michael Lyons enjoys giving food demonstrations for the staff and clients of The Gathering Place. Every one of us has our own preferences for comfort foods. Mashed potatoes. Meatloaf. Soup. Sweet treats. The appreciation and value of comfort food is highly regarded at The Gathering Place, whose mission is to serve those people whose lives have been touched by cancer.
Recently, Gathering Place staff and clients spread out the welcome mat for Chef Michael Lyons, owner of Accessible Gourmet. This affable chef has been volunteering for the past year at The Gathering Place, presenting classes that feature healthy, easy-to-fix gourmet comfort foods. <continued>...
Someone said something to me a few days ago that really got me thinking: "The really good chefs have that special spark of passion. Their faces glow with it." I thought about that and realized that you can see that glow all over their bodies – in the way they move, even their hands. You hear it in the way they talk about living their lives.
In fact, every chef I choose to write about fits that description, especially Michael Lyons. <continued>...