Updated: Oct 6, 2021
Rachael, 24 year old girl from Athens, Greece. She was very serious in keeping herself fit. She doesn’t eat junk food or any kind of food which is not organic. She always said, eating organic foods keeps her healthy and fit. And there is her friend Nadine, who is the total opposite. She loves food as much as she loves herself. I have never seen a girl like her. She was the happiest girl I know in my life.
Hi, I am Mario, the chef from the restaurant called Unbalanced Diet. Obviously I love food too. I become a chef, so that I can travel the world, experience new foods and to learn cooking of every country’s authentic dishes. And as far as I know I have travelled to over 26 countries and worked there and learned to cook new dishes as much as I can. I want to tell a story of two girls whom I have already talked about. Rachael and Nadine visited our restaurant a year back. The reason for them visiting Italy was only “food”.
It was a very usual day for me. I was busy cooking. Rachael and Nadine came to our restaurant for breakfast. My specialty is I myself go and talk to the customers about the food, taking care of them personally. I was supposed to do the same with them. But before that I was called by my manager and he said, those two girls want to speak to you. I was confused, did I serve bad food to them?
I doubt that, actually she called me to admire my cooking. I was pleased by her admiration. Nadine praised me more than anyone ever did. For a moment I thought she was one crazy girl. I mean too much praising? not good for health. And they went. That was one unusual thing that happened on that day. I thought of them as casual customers who just loved my food more than others. And, the rest of the day went as usual. I did my routine. I went home and told my wife about Nadine. She also thought Nadine was one crazy girl.
The Story didn’t end. They both came back. My manager told me those crazy girls are back. I said, if they ask about me, tell them I am out of the town.
They ordered one Pizza Italia. I myself prepared and sent it to them. Racheal didn’t eat. Nadine asked for me again. My manager said I’m out of town. Racheal suggested leaving, but Nadine said she would wait for me till I came. Because of Nadine, Racheal also waited for me. One hour, two hour they were still waiting. I couldn’t go out of the kitchen. She started to order the foods one by one. Hard crust Brownie, Caramel Custard, Double cheese burger with coffee... and they were still waiting.
Racheal did get bored, she never ate outside junk or any non organic food. But after seeing the dedication of Nadine she thought she would give it a try, you know she got very curious about what is in this chef’s food that made Nadine to wait for him. She asked Nadine, what is that making you wait for him to talk? It’s been 5 hours, have you gone mad? Nadine told her that, I just want to talk to him, I know he is here, they are lying to me.
At last, Racheal broke down and said she was hungry and she wanted to eat something, then Nadine suggested Raw Papaya salad with prawns. Racheal, for the first time because of her friend’s drama, she ate food from outside and you know what she loved it. She loved so much that she wanted to try what all Nadine tried. Racheal said I also want to meet him and tell him how much I love his food. Nadine told her that she was actually not waiting for him, she was waiting for Racheal to eat outside food. In the middle of waiting and waiting, Racheal forgot the bet they had when coming to Italy, that Nadine would make Racheal eat non-organic, but good food in Italy. She succeeded.
Actually, I too was involved in this game of Nadine, she asked for my help the other day they came, it was all pre-planned to make Racheal eat my good food. After Nadine told the truth to Racheal, I joined them and we spent some time together talking about travel and later in the evening we had dinner together. Racheal liked Fish steak and Nadine ate Chicken steak with mashed potato.
It’s been a year, they are coming back, I am so excited. I have selected some new dishes for both of them. Let’s see how much they like. Till then Goodbye. It was nice of them to send the photos of the food they ate here, didn’t know Racheal was one fine Photographer.