BitterSweet

An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked

Chefs Are All Pigs

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Sure, it may look as though I’ve been cooking up a storm these days, bit in reality I’ve only been baking like a maniac. Lots of tasty treats and temptations, but very little of actual substance. With school and various errands or obligations, it never seems very practical to try preparing full meals from scratch. I’m lucky that frozen dinners such as those made by Amy’s exist so that I don’t have to resort to eating cereal for dinner [atleast every night.]

After returning home from another one of those grueling days, I dumped my bags on the floor and shuffled sleepily into the kitchen. Expecting to defrost one of the many miscellaneous packaged meals sitting in the freezer, you could imagine my surprise when I found a frying pan already sizzling away on the stove. That in itself was nothing, however, when you considered who was undertaking this task.

Hardly the size of most the utensils he was using, my miniature chef had quite an air of confidence nonetheless. Clearly trained to be a professional, he even understood the importance of cleanliness and presentation, donning an apron and toque that fit his personality like a second skin. I can’t even say as much for myself – I don’t currently own an apron, let alone take the time to merely consider wearing one!

Watching intently, no words were exchanged, as none were necessary to understand this act of kindness. I had given him a brand new frying pan about a week ago to encourage his blossoming hobby, and after having clearly enjoyed it, I suppose this was a gesture of appreciation. Not only that, but I was able to fully witness his greatly improved skills and newly acquired techniques.

I sat quietly at the table and continued to observe his mastery of the food he was hard at work on. It was not long before delicious aromas filled the air, and the only remaining task at hand was to eat. No objections on my part!

Together we enjoyed the fruits of his labor, and agreed that it is a lot of work to cook most new dishes, even without factoring in one’s busy schedule. I can’t depend on my rising chef here to always be there for my consumption needs, but it sure was nice of him to treat me this time! Maybe I can bribe him to atleast cook for me after I finish my Japanese SAT II’s today. (Wish me luck!)

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Author: Hannah Kaminsky

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

12 thoughts on “Chefs Are All Pigs

  1. so cute! do you come up with all these ideas on your own?

    good luck on the SAT II !

  2. i think that you, (and this) are verry verry cute.
    i hope you did well on your sat IIs
    do you mind if he cooks for me a bit?

  3. That chef is so cute! I love him. I also wanted to let you know that I used your pattern for the cup of coffee for a coffee craft swap I was in. I posted it on my blog here – http://www.carolbrowne.com/index.php?itemid=1080 – if you scroll down to the third picture, you can see it.

    Thanks for the freebie pattern.

  4. Lucky you, your own personal chef! And a cute little fellow at that, nothing sexier than a guy who can cook you a good meal, even if he is a pig. Good luck with the SAT II !

  5. “Go piggy, Mc Cookster… go piggy!”

    So I wore the choker today and got many compliments on it! One woman suggested you make some for me to bring to craftshows. She wanted your name so that her red hat society friends could wear them to their meetings. I said I could give her your website, but that ended that as she is “computer illiterate.” She was really cool :)

  6. Too cute! How many of these little buggers do you have?

    And what happens to them once their day in the sun is over?

  7. Oh my god – that is the cutest crafted animal I”ve ever seen!!!!!!

    You didn’t tell us what the pig was cooking!

  8. Too cute! Love his apron too.

  9. I want me one of them piggy chefs.

  10. Holy Cuteness! I really love your little cooking pig! I’m sure he is a vegan too… making something veggie and delicious. Very sweet

  11. hey,

    i’d really like to get this pattern for the “little piggy chef”, my little sister is going to school to become a chef and i’d love to make her one for christmas. Can you help with this pattern?

    thank you and have a great day!

    sincerely,
    Lynne

  12. that is sooooooo cute, did u make a patteren for it? if so i would love to make one for my parents who love to cook!

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