Mango Habanero Sauce is delicious and blah, blah, blah. Ok, now that we got that out of the way let me ask you something.
Have you ever heard of the phrase “Blood, Sweat and Tears?”
It is often times used to depict the sacrifices and hardships that a determined individual is willing to go through to achieve their goals. You may have envisioned a professional fighter, a doctor or just about any passion driven career.
What you may not have thought of was a Chef. Yes, a chef. From the humble street vendors to the upscale chefs plating with tweezers, most have LITERALLY bled, sweat and cried (no, not just from onions). Not the most pleasant thing you want to know about the person serving you food but it is true. Cooking is laborious and fueled by either necessity or passion. As for me, well…I’m no chef. I am just a home cook with a camera.
I will not tell you that I have it hard. I don’t. I just wanted to tell you that, as of last week, I have literally lived up to the phrase “Blood, Sweat and Tears” in regards to my love of cooking.
The sweat is a given when you put yourself in a kitchen.
As for the blood, well that is also a given.
- I have cut myself too many times to count but judging by the scars on my fingers…it’s at least 3.
- Oil splatter scars coat my arms like a Jackson Pollock painting.
- I have grabbed a pan handle that came out of a 350F oven…yeah, lost my finger prints for a bit.
- Hell, I even have a scar from making Creme Brulee (my arm touched an oven rack).
All that and I’m JUST a home cook, I can only imagine what the pros go through.
As for the tears, I didn’t cry emotion driven tears. I am almost embarrassed to admit this but, I shed tears from a habanero pepper. Yes, I was stupid enough to eat one whole. No, I did not cry from that. I cried hours later when I tried to take out my contact lens. I have tried my whole life to never put myself in a situation where my actions would warrant me being pepper sprayed…and I have never been pepper sprayed…but I have a pretty good idea of what that may feel like now.
Regardless of how it happened, I can now honestly say that I, FIYA FONG, have poured my “blood, Sweat and Tears” into what I do! I mean, do the details really matter? Point is…I got there!
Sorry for the randomness. You guy’s know I wouldn’t post something that tasted less than amazing and this Mango Habanero Sauce is no exception. Check back in tomorrow to see what this is going on!