We know this quote from Antoni is definitely about food, but we think it can apply to most areas of life. During the season two episode, "The Handyman Can," the Fab Five meet Burning Man enthusiast, Jason, and work on preparing him for a big move to Reno. He's creative and spirited, so finding foods to make is a treat for the duo and leads us to this awesome quote. It's a nice reminder and lesson that both in food and in all areas of life you should be taking healthy risks, always learning and doing things that bring a little bit of flavor and fun. Life isn't always easy or perfect (and neither is our cooking, let's be honest), but that doesn't mean the excitement, the happiness, and the thrill need to disappear!
A lot of this show is rays of sunshine and daises and personal epiphanies and guacamole dishes, but a large part of the show revolves around resolution and reflection. Many of the heroes, like season three's Elrod, are working through life's many unpredictable and unfortunate twists and turns. Elrod's wife passed away from cancer. Over a beard trim, JVN shares he went through something similar with his step-dad and the two discuss that life doesn't stop to give you a grieving period and because of that we sometimes try to push it aside and pretend it doesn't exist. Jonathan reminds us that we can't glaze over our emotions or try to make them something they're not. It's okay to feel pain, to acknowledge it, and to share it, as long as we don't get trapped by it permanently. It does us a favor to remember that pain is a shared experience that we've all had to come to terms with in some way, shape, or form. The Fab Five are wonderful at helping their heroes through processing pain, grief, and other transformative emotions while sharing their own relatable experiences. We couldn't be more thankful for this Queer Eye lesson.