Chef John Malik

a writer in a cook's body

September 22, 2020
by ChefJohn

My Own Funeral

I went to my own funeral this past weekend. It was a somber affair, me slipping through this mortal world, quietly seeking out signs of my joyous former life. The mourners hugged me, questioned my whereabouts, wondered when we would … Continue reading

November 1, 2017
by ChefJohn

Ghosts of Parents

Quiet and cold from November’s chill This house now waits for warmth and voices to fill Its once boisterous halls where grandkids held court And aromas of bacon and coffee mingled with tales of youth and sports “It’s never easy” … Continue reading