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Black Hat

“My Deepest Passion”,  is just three cuisines away
For over forty years, cooking in a restaurant, my forte
I can do an “Ice Carving” of a swan landing in a lake
I can start from scratch and build a five tier Wedding Cake

I’ve used exotic spices, from a hundred different lands
Pick fresh produce from a garden, I’ve never opened cans
I have Saffron flown in from India at $180 a gram
Escargots from Niece, France; where I also order lamb

With whisk in hand; a frying pan, a little wine and roux
I don’t believe there’s a creamy sauce; I don’t know how to do
I love to teach my students the beauty of Culinary Artistry
At Graduation they start their careers and take a part of me

Three cuisines, to master, to become a “Black Hat Chef”
But ill health is telling me I don’t have a lot of time left
From a short order cook to a teacher of the Culinary Art
I Live my dream, a dream that is deep within my  HEART

As Executive Chef of a five star resort for the past eleven years
“My Deepest Passion” has kept me going as my retirement nears
Three more cuisines and I become “Black Hat Chef” number eight
The third in the U.S.A. a life long dream come true; if that should be my Fate

Inspired by Amy Green’s Contest “ My Deepest Passion “
Dedicated to my number One Student  Kenny Potter my Protege

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  1. Date: 7/31/2010 10:57:00 PM
    must be a great a great career to look forward to in a students future. using their imagination for a spectacular taste! im always with you.. ~Always&Forever your sister spirit Lynn

  1. Date: 7/31/2010 12:00:00 AM
    To answer your question if I am familiar with certain Goddess myths, yes.. I am. And manymore than were named too.

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 5:43:00 AM
    Congratulations HG on your win in Amy Green's contest "My Deepest Passion". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/29/2010 10:35:00 AM
    wonderful, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 6:28:00 PM
    Congrats for the winning poem, HG

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 5:55:00 PM
    Congrats, HG. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 2:45:00 PM
    What a wonderful passion. I would love to sample some of your creations. Congratulations on your success in the contest and your career. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 1:51:00 PM
    Congrats HG my silent beau on your winning poem in the Deepest Passion contest with this fantastic write and super win to enjoy my dearest ... with luv from your "Sweetheart" ...forever...

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 1:12:00 PM
    Congrats my dear HG...Im so proud of you..whats for dinner? Love, BG

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 6:14:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your heartfelt poetry with us today HG. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 4:08:00 AM
    Great tribute too,and I wish you luck in your achievements..:)Forgot that piece in my comment:)

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 4:06:00 AM
    Mr.Chef cooking is my passion too,maybe you should share some of your recipes:)..lovely lovely poem,Was a bit busy lately,Hope you are doing fine..C.C

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 12:50:00 PM
    Oh my Black Hat Guy...well done, well done. Kenny will be so proud of this piece. Is he home yet? Write to me! BG

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 9:01:00 AM
    WOW - Great poem. Well written, terrific meter and a really beautiful story. Good luck in achieving your goal - but, Blak Hat or not, you have been blessed to live your passion! Joe

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 8:24:00 AM
    This poem is super, Daniel. What a great passion, and a nice tribute to your number one student. Best wishes towards the contest~Chris

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 8:11:00 AM
    wow!! Daniel, that is dep and a big passion to accomplish. The reading is brilliant, really enjoyed the best of luck if it is for the contest,..p.d.