I Got to Cook for My Culinary Heroes—Here's What It Was Like

Larder Delicatessen & Bakery, Cleveland, Ohio
Photo: Jeremy Umanksy

There are few days in our lives that stand out as ones that we would gladly constantly relive: a milestone graduation or award, the birth of a child, your wedding. These are days that bring us so much joy that it permeates our lives for years to come. I was fortunate enough to have one of these days recently, and it all started with a phone call … a missed one at that.

That day...