Aaron & I love watching shows on the Food Network, and one of our favorites is "Chopped"-- especially when there's an All-Star Round, which there recently was. The finale was on Tuesday night. The final four contestants (who had battled their way to earn the final four spots) were Ann Burrell, Jet Tila, Art Smith, and Michael Psilakis. Each of these celebrity chefs were competing for $75,000 to donate to their charity of choice.
Each of the charities were really neat, but we obviously had a favorite.
Ann Burrell was playing for JDRF since her nephew has Type One. Each time Ann Burrell joins a cooking competition, she plays for JDRF. This warms our hearts so much because it's so close to home-- it IS our home. Type One Diabetes is life-altering. It changes the way we do everything and the way we think about everything. To think that a celebrity chef understands even a portion of what Type One Diabetes care involves, means so very much to us. We were rooting for Chef Anne all the way!
Guess who won???
Yes! Chef Ann! It brought her to tears. It brought one of the judges to tears, and that Judge (Alex Guarnaschelli) told Chef Ann that she was proud that she won because it was personal to her, too, and she said to keep fighting for the tough little ones.
Here's a link to the story: Chopped All-Stars.
When they announced that Ann Burrell had won, I felt like I had just been handed a $75,000 check. To know that that much money is going to support JDRF and aid in researching to find a cure for Type One feels so great. It feels like things are going to be okay.
Until Next Time,
Much love, Reba