Alexis Aquino always cooks with joy, and uses music as a special ingredient.
“At a young age, I discovered that if I make music and dance part of my cooking preparation, the mood of the song will be represented in the food,” he says.
Aquino reminds fellow cooking lovers and novice to always stay close by while preparing food.
“I definitely almost burnt a friend’s house down while cooking for him and his lady. Fortunately, I discovered the fire fairly quickly and was able to get the steak out of the oven before any damage was done,” he shares.
If you can’t paint or design, Aquino suggests cooking as a fun way to be creative and make masterpieces.
“In the kitchen I get to mix vibrant colors to create edible works of art, and use my ‘musingredient’ as an excuse to do a little two step, or bust out some salsa.”
Dancing and music always make Aquino’s food preparation a fun experience.
“I always choose a song as a key ingredient for most meals and use dance as a means of ‘stirring’ it into the dish. As a kid I would play songs like “Don’t Worry Be Happy” while cooking breakfast for my mother whenever I felt she needed cheering up,” he says.
Aquino’s signature dish is his Garlic Mozzarella Mac-a-Honey & Cheese, that always wins the ladies over.
“I don’t actually use honey in this dish. That title came after years of me teaching friends how to make this specialty for first-date situations, and now I recommend it anytime one of my boys is cooking for his lady.”