The water boiled joyously, as she chopped onion and garlic cloves. Her little girl painstakingly shredded the cheese, hoping to have some warm pasta ready for her father that evening. The mother dried the pasta and instructed her to behave like a chef with the vegetables that were now in a frying pan. She loved watching the cooking show on TV and emulated every movement, including the continuous commentary. When father walked in, he found his dinner ready and the tired little girl sleeping in her dirty apron.
The Little Pasta Chef