I have been asked that question a million times. Sounds all peaches and cream huh? Think again.
It’s not easy being married to a chef. Chefs have long hours, unpredictable days off, and they almost always work on holidays and special occasions. But harder than being married to a chef, is cooking for a chef!
Most times, he is the doting husband who is happy that his wife is a pretty good cook (claims he would not have married me otherwise) but sometimes, he comes home still wearing his chef’s hat and starts to review my food like a tasting session for a new restaurant menu. I have heard ” I like the flavour but not the texture.” I have also heard “You could work on that recipe.” But then again, it was my Jamaican Oxtail Stew that made him fall in love, so hey- I guess you can’t get the ying without the yang. These days, I make sure not to put the vinaigrette on the salad until right before service because giving the chef soggy salad will incite comments like ” I love the vinaigrette but it’s clear that the salad has been sitting in it for a while.” I can take criticism about work but food? You better eat or cook it youself! Gotta love ’em.