Scars Of A Chef
If you watch much of the Food Network, it’s easy to get caught up in how *easy* things seem: Pre-measured containers of food, a finished version of the dish already in the oven, and a crew to clean up your mess (and do your shopping for next episode!).
Often, we hear about the rags to riches stories, but really…those are few and far in between. Rarely do we hear about the countless folks who apply their dreams and struggle through countless obstacles, sometimes never being able to fully realize their goals.
The story of Rick Tramonto, is laced with heartbreak, hardships, and inspiration. Rick began as a dropout working at Wendy’s and slowly worked his way up to culinary stardom, encountering rough times in the process. From the outside-in, it looked like Tramonto had all of the makings of a meaningful life. But on the inside, his marriage and life were falling apart. He had finally reached the point of giving up hope when things changed.
Rick Tramonto’s story is a wonderful one that attests to our need for God in our life in order to truly find meaning in our life. –That it doesn’t matter if we reach every dream and attain the luxuries we think we need if God isn’t front and center in our life.
I’m not going to ruin the rest of the story (which is great by the way, and packed full of some of his original recipes), but this story is a hopeful one – one that speaks to those of us who have met more than our fair share of obstacles on the way to our dreams. But, more than that…it gives hope that happiness and meaningfulness can be found regardless of where you are in life as long as you have your key ingredient: God.
*DISCLAIMER: I received this book to be reviewed. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own and can never be bought.