By: Zoee S., Grand Editor
Ah, sorry you’ve caught me cooking some delicious ratatouille! Welcome back! Here for another story are you? What am I saying of course you are! Now let’s see which one to tell. Ah ha! I’ve got it! Let me tell you about the exciting origins of a chef I met in Paris. His name was Remy and he was the best chef ever to cook ratatouille! It all started one day when Remy and his family were kicked out of their home…
Remy became stranded in the middle of Paris until he came upon the sweet scent of cooking. The thing about Remy is that he wants to be a chef, now you might think, oh that is a fine profession, but Remy was no man, he was a rat! A rat that could cook, but still a rat! So you can imagine when Remy finds himself stuck in a restaurant he tries to flee. Seeing an open window Remy takes his chance to escape only to pass by a soup that Linguini, a garbage boy had ruined. Not willing to ignore this gross-smelling soup Remy runs to the scene and starts fixing up the soup by grabbing various spices and ingredients, freezing Remy finally notices the man from earlier staring at him. Seeing the chef approaching, asking for the soup, Linguini traps Remy under a straining bowl. Linguini gets mistaken for making the soup so he and Remy make a deal. Linguini protects Remy in the kitchen while Remy teaches Linguini how to remake the soup. Remy and Linguini proceed to have their ups and downs. Until Linguini reveals Remy to be the star chef rather than himself, almost everyone quits, so Remy’s family, despite his father’s disapproval of Remy being with humans at first, steps up and helps in the kitchen to save the restaurant just in time as a very famous food critique, Anton Argo, is coming. Anton loves the food Remy made, and gives back a positive review saying how he hated Gusteau’s motto, “anyone can cook” until just now realizing because of Remy what Gusteau really meant was, “Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.”
I told you this story simply because of its ending. When Anton makes those remarks, “not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.” I want you to understand that you might think you don’t have a talent for something or maybe you haven’t realized you do have a talent. It doesn’t matter where you come from, as long as you believe you have the skills you can do it. My last challenge to you is to go out and show off your talent no matter how small you think it is. Any talent is a welcomed talent. Who knows your talent just might help someone you never thought you’d be able to help just like Remy and Linguini.
I am sad to say this is the final story I will be telling; the last time I am hosting this storytelling corner as the narrator. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. It was very fun. However, I must say adieu, I will miss telling you stories. I hope I have at least inspired you in some way to keep reading and spread the love and passion of storytelling. It’s not easy being a narrator but I’ve found I had a talent for it, so I shared it with the world, just as Remy did with his cooking. I hope you too can share your talents, everyone has one, you just might have to dig deep to find yours if you haven’t already. Goodbye.