Calvin Pace has wowed fans with his football skills on the field. Off the field he gets cheers for his cooking skills. The foodie will keep us posted each month with his latest cooking tips and recipes, as he travels the country in search of his next good meal.
Pace discovered his appreciation for food at a young age.
“It happened around fifth or sixth grade when my mother and father worked hours that had me home alone sometimes. I got tired of eating Ramen noodles and hot dogs, so I started watching cooking shows and started to try to make the food on my own.”
Pace isn’t afraid to try something new when he dines.
“In college a young lady I was dating got me to try sushi, which I was terrified to do, and I liked it!” he says. “That willingness to try different foods grew to Indian food, Vietnamese and much more.”
A fun way to discover new meals is to spin an old favorite.
“Since the whole chicken and waffle craze is still going, I made a waffle that was less sweet than normal and I added ingredients like paprika, onion power and thyme to give it a savory taste. Then I made a cream-based mushroom chicken topping. It got me good reviews,” Pace adds.