How a magical notion, born of driven focus without tempering of deep emotions will reveal those deserving a life of career excellence and true love.
Having his soul mate ripped away from him early in adulthood, a great chef spends his career in pursuit of culinary excellence. On his deathbed he realizes he’s lived half a life. His sheer determination empowers an antique food thermometer with the ability to help the right person pursue culinary perfection while being able to enjoy true love.
That power is bestowed upon a young man who seems worthy of the gift; someone who excels with food and is in love with a wonderful young woman. His character, as determined by upbringing and shaped by tragic events, proves he is only interested in the culinary side of the equation.
Will the powers of the mystical, antique gauge find their way to a worthy recipient? Is there someone who understands that love and passion can both exist in ones pursuit of a full life? Who will finally get invited to dine on The Perfect Meal?
James was born in Hollywood, California during the spring of 1965 but quickly found himself relocated to the East Coast. Over the first eighteen years of his life, home was in Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. For many, this kind of movement could have spelled disaster, but James drew strength of personality while learning to reinvent himself with every change of location. Boldly trekking across the country after high school, James met up with his brother, John in the Bay Area and eventually attended U.C. Berkeley.
Today James resides in Jerome, Arizona and if he looks carefully, he can see down into the Verde Valley, the homes of his mother, Linda Lee, his sister and her husband, Stacey and Mike, and his niece and nephew-in-law, Candice and Anthony, and their new one, Antoine.