The jungle meal came up from the Challenge #1 of the Challenge series that we started in Cooking Love Story.
And that was a spectacular opening.
The Challenge was for Tolee. And he accepted it.
We tried to make him see cooking from a different perspective.
And he did! More than we could all imagine.
A beautiful memory of his life that some kind of cooking was involved, was asked.
He found it.
He asked Maria’s help, Maria is Tolee’s wife. As the memory involved also Maria.
It was a meal prepared by Maria and Soledad a Peruvian woman in the jungle of Peru on their honeymoon trip 9 years ago.
The feedback of this challenge was not only interesting but also open-minding for us all.
That was tricky.
As Maria is the cook of the house, a new dynamic appeared.
Tolee had to be part of this process too.
Yes, cooking can be a love story, even if we did not think of it in that way.
Many reflections came up, so many similarities in their own lives that they didn’t realize up to now.
Such a big lesson for us all.
A great memory was shared with their 2 daughters. Their parents’ honeymoon.
They helped in the process, they also gave a name to this tasty and challenging meal.
“The jungle meal”, ouaou!
A family co-operating in a new field and feeling the benefit of it.
I really do not want to say more.
That was far beyond my expectations.
Thank you Tolee, Maria, Anastasia, and Arianna.
That was not just a meal.
It was a Cooking Love Story.