Pursuing one’s passion is a tricky subject. A few have it in them to pursue it with ease. Others do lip service, often citing other compulsions, distractions. “I never get the time” “I will do it one fine day when other responsibilities are done”. But the beauty of this Covid crisis is that, for many it killed the reasons that we had been giving ourselves. Work had slowed down. Travel time was down. Some of us suddenly had a lot of time. And yes, the household wasn’t around. The cook wasn’t around. So what did some people do ? They got into the kitchen. And some beautiful stories started cooking. Here are a few – of hobby home chefs, who focused hard enough to actually go pro.