Faced With Cancer, This 8-Year-Old Chef Started His Own Gourmet Cooking Show
Filet mignon accompanied by sides of asparagus and a yucca purée. Golden fish fillets in a lemon butter reduction. And for dessert? A mouth-watering fruit salad a la créme de passion fruit.
That’s what’s cooking in 8-year-old Arthur Gonzaga’s kitchen — a young chef from Minas Gerais, Brazil who has recently taken to the Internet to share his latest culinary adventures with the masses.
Arthur, who was diagnosed with leukemia in August of 2013, spent the latter half of that year in and out of the hospital due to his treatment and recovery process. During this time, in which Arthur was forced to spend Christmas Eve in the emergency room of São Paulo’s A.C. Camargo Cancer Center, the young boy’s father, Renato Gonzaga, and stepmother, Priscila Inserra, entertained the idea of creating something beautiful and positive for their son to focus on.
The result was Arthur’s very own cooking show. He posted short segments to YouTube where Arthur both cooked and shared his delicious recipes. The family fittingly titled the series “Arthur Gourmand.”
After celebrating the new year at home, Arthur began cooking in the kitchen of a close family friend who opened up her house to the young chef and currently acts as the project’s art producer, Inserra told The Huffington Post. Gonzaga has made many cameos in the videos, acting as his son’s sous chef and passing Arthur whatever ingredients he needs, while actively showing support for his incredible passion and talent.