I recently met Mary Sue Milliken, Chef and Owner of the Border Grill, at the Cadillac Culinary Challenge, where she won the audience’s heart with her avocado recipes. Milliken was also there to promote Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America by 2015.
Milliken talked about how she got involved with Share Our Strength at a time when she didn’t have much money to donate, but what she did have was the ability to cook. She shared that strength of hers and it helped a lot. Now she tries to let people know about all the ways they can help that don’t involve writing a check.
Milliken also talked about the nature of cooking in restaurants vs. cooking at home – and says the difference is that home cooks don’t season enough or properly – that you must season at every stage of cooking. Her goal as a Chef is to serve a dish that’s so perfectly seasoned, the person eating it won’t need to add anything. She also says she loves to use chipotle peppers in her recipes – and that chipotle is like bacon for Vegetarians.
I urge you to look into Share Our Strength and find a way that you can help, by using your strength, whatever that may be – and please take the No Kid Hungry Pledge.