by Rock ‘n Roll Ghost
Chef Michael Symon has an irrepressible, infectious laugh. A devilish cackle of someone enjoying life to the fullest. A laugh that is filled with love and passion. Love and passion, not coincidentally enough, is what makes Symon tick. In his role as chef and TV host, Symon’s love and passion comes through loud and clear.
Chef Michael Symon: “I’m one of the luckiest people in the world. I’ve been able to do very well doing something I love every day. I take it serious, but cooking, to me, also should be fun. I grew up with a Greek and Sicilian mother. We were always around the dinner table. I tell people, ‘I had a Greek/Sicilian mother. We sat down for dinner, we laughed, cried and got yelled at, and that was all the same emotion’ (laughs). Food has always been my fun zone, my happy place. It always has to be that for me or I don’t want to do it.”