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Lessons in life come in various forms. Even through food! What you do when nobody’s watching says a lot about your character. That includes what you cook, and the way you cook it. If you really want to cook amazing dishes, you’ve got to be an optimistic person. Food is all about the energy that gets put into it, and the way it is prepared.

On this week’s episode of Talking Stick we are joined by Charles Carroll and John David Mann. Charles is an award winning author, as well as an executive chef with more than 80 national and international awards. John boasts his own accomplishments as well, as a best selling author with more than 2 million copies sold. Together, they have written The Recipe, a story of loss and love.

Charles and John have come together to create an experience for the reader, using the art of cooking, and taking those lessons beyond the kitchen. “The Recipe” inspires us to savor every moment.

Download this episode today and learn how you can slow down, enjoy life, savor the food you eat, and the people you meet.


“Excellence is a standard. Greatness is a choice.” -Charles Carroll and John David Mann 

Highlights –

  • You can’t cook fantastic food if you’re an angry person. It comes from the heart.
  • How you do anything, is how you do everything.
  • It is so easy to compare food with life and learn from it.
  • One thing a cook has to do is taste what they are doing.
  • The art of mastery isn’t just making something beautifully, but appreciating it too.
  • Don’t wait for tragedy to happen to realize how great things are right now.
  • Control the sail, not the wind.
  • Never accept mediocrity.
  • Enjoy the process while you’re waiting on what you cannot control.

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