Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson played the character of big-hearted but serious Mitchell Pritchett for over a decade on the ABC hit show, Modern Family. He’s also made his name in the culinary world with his omnivorous passion for everything food!
Being a longtime foodie, Jesse Tyler Ferguson holds a strong love for both cooking and dining, which scored him the honor of hosting the prestigious James Beard Awards in 2017 and 2019. He also has an active food blog, named Julie & Jesse Cook, with his friend and longtime collaborator Julie Tanous, a celebrated recipe developer. Their partnership has rolled into a bigger venture of writing and publishing a new cookbook. Food Between Friends, the duo’s cookbook, landed on bookstore shelves in March, last year. The cookbook is filled with recipes the actor grew up eating, and also the foods he encountered on his travels across the globe. But Ferguson is lenient to call himself an expert of all those flavors, rather he wishes to pay homage to those places through the book.
The New Partnership
The lifestyle of the five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson has long been ingrained with a passion for food. The 45-year-old actor has just taken the initiative to promote clean eating by partnering with Ozo, a plant-based protein. The main motive of this partnership is to create more awareness of using plant-based protein as a viable substitute for animal protein. Ferguson considers himself a ‘flexitarian’ and admits that he loves to eat meat. But he also loves to take it off his diet every once in a while. He states that Ozo is a versatile protein, and being a plant-based food, it’s also extremely environment-friendly. The company is also donating food products worth $1 million to food banks for people in need. So, Ferguson has taken a very thoughtful step and is now hopeful about his new partnership.
Cinco de Mayo is the kind of celebration that normally involves music and dancing in the streets, families coming together for the big day, and big parties that just cannot be beaten. However, it’s fair to say that life is a little different at the moment. With more and more people staying at home, it’s not possible for these celebrations to go ahead as normal. That doesn’t mean that you still can’t have fun, though…
Learn Some Spanish
Whether you’re from Mexico or whether you just love to celebrate this holiday, you could always celebrate Cinco de Mayo by learning some Spanish. It’s always good to learn a different language, and it’s even better when you can speak Spanish on this special day, as you can really get into the swing of things. Por favor?
Mariachi musicians are always present at Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and the lockdown has probably hit them hard. Without parades to play in and without parties to attend, they have put away their instruments and may be struggling. You can help them out, though, by streaming their music online or even buying their music to give them some income during a holiday that they’re missing as much as you.
Support Your Local Mexican Restaurant
You don’t have to live in Mexico to taste traditional Mexican food, so why not support your local Mexican restaurant during lockdown? There’s no doubt about the fact that they will be open for the annual Cinco de Mayo crowd, so you can taste some Mexican delights and drink some tequila while you’re at it. What could be better than that?
Just because we’re stuck inside doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo. There are so many ways that you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo at home, so why not try them all? You’re sure to have the best day possible.