A slower paced day in Marbella allowed us the opportunity to share a cooking class with Rashida Reidel learning to make a traditional Spanish paella. We began the day at the Marbella market, perusing wonderful produce…
…and really amazing seafood. Fresh from the sea that day, we gathered up some boney fish for our fish stock as well as shrimp, squid, the crawfish like crustaceans at the top of this photo, known as cigalas and brillantes, two kinds of clams and some mussels. Soon we were in the taxi heading to Rashida's lovely seaside home overlooking the Mediterranean for an afternoon of cooking.
How many tears did I cry because I didn't know what I wanted? "The sharper your knife," as Chef Savard had said, "the less you cry." For me, it also means to cut those things that get in the way of your passion and of living your life the way it's meant to be lived."
A good reminder to live, at least sometimes, when we can, at a slower pace with no destination but the moment in mind.