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Making Food Easy And Fun: Ask Chef Dennis Enlightens!

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Last updated on May 29, 2020

Today you’re in for a treat πŸ™‚

The one and only, Chef Dennis from AskChefDennis.com and @AskChefDennis, is here to chat!

Here’s a few of our conversation topics:

  • Dennis’s most popular Tiramsu recipe with 1,562 comments
  • Why Madrid is one of Dennis’s favorite cities
  • Thoughts About Covid-19, Cruises
  • Musings Why Europeans Are More Connected To Food Than Americans

Also, it’s rare that I say this …

But Dennis really exemplifies to me the idea of ikigai or β€œreason for being”.

In other words, Life Purpose.

ikigai concept to show the 4 aspects of life purpose

This ikigai concept was first modernized by Dan Buettner in 2005 in his National Geographic cover story, “Blue Zones”.

There are 7 seemingly magical Blue Zones throughout the world. Each area is defined by containing a strikingly percentage of people who live 100+ years old.

It turns out however, that Blue Zones are not magical. The people who live to be 100+ in these areas have tapped into this idea of ikigai.

It turns out that tapping into Life Purpose keeps you ALIVE!

Dennis represents ikigai to a tee because:

  • Dennis is a great chef
  • Cooking, sharing, and teaching is Dennis’s passion
  • The world needs food connection
  • Dennis gets paid quite handsomely for his expertise and brand

I really, truly feel that this ikigai energy, presence, light …

Shines through in this episode.

It’s an intangible feeling that’s hard to pin down, but when I re-listened to our conversation I just felt good afterwards!

Ok, Ok, I’m being over-dramatic πŸ™‚

Without further ado, I present to you, the one and only, Chef Dennis:

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