Eating Experiences

Happy Thanksgiving from Chef Mateo

As one of my most anticipated feast days next to my birthday and New Year’s, I can’t wait to start preparing Haitian turkey , mushroom rice, stuffed mirliton, macaroni au gratin, and all the trimmings. This holiday is about giving and sharing. I have been frequenting the Shake Shack on the UPW as of late, and I ordered tw shack burgers.

As I was enjoying the first one, I looked out the window and saw an elderly person going through the trash. I took the second burger, put it in a to-go bag, and handed it to him. I said, “Eat it while it’s hot.” He looked up at me, quite surprised, said thanks and went for it. I don’t feel as if this was some grand gesture. It was just a simple human thing to do at the time. It made me think about volunteering for the holidays.

So aside from enjoying cooking, spending time with family and friends, and giving thanks for all that we have, stop and think about doing one small gesture for your fellow man. Every action counts, no matter how small.

By Chef Mateo

Just a man in pursuit of all things delicious. Eat and Drink life!