I took a minute to stop by the Rescue 1 firehouse in Manhattan to serve up a little post holiday dinner to the fellas. I met the boys from Rescue 1 about a year ago, when I was introduced to them by ex-firefighter and now chef extraodinaire Tom Hurley, of the west coast.
I was a little dismayed when I walked in to start cooking , and was informed that the men of Rescue 1 were running a contest to see who could lose the most of their “holiday” weight gain, with a nice cash prize as incentive, but I was quickly assured that they would have to put their diet concerns aside for one day. I set up shop and got to work.
On the menu were guacamole with tostones, salad, pernil and rice with pigeon peas, with flan for dessert. I had no shortage of volunteers, but I assured the guys all was well in hand, and they should relax while they could.
It was a pleasure to take the opportunity to thank NY’s Bravest in general for all that they do everyday they show up for work, and to the men of Rescue 1 in particular, but being a really great group of guys.
Of course, there’s always one…