LIMA — Judy Emehiser found a talent and went with it.
The Lima native has worked at the Eagles on Robb Avenue for 18 years. She started food training in high school, taking part in the Lima Senior culinary arts program.
“It was just something I decided to do in life. It came to me naturally,” Emehiser said with a smile.
Now, she’s the head cook at the Eagles and enjoys making food that people enjoy. No, it’s not haute cuisine, but it’s good.
Case in point, the potato soup recipe she shares today.
“People in here sure as heck do love it,” she said, laughing. “My thing is, no matter what I cook, I’m always messy.”
She learned the potato soup technique from a friend about 10 years ago and has been making it ever since.
The key, she said, is to be sure to heat the soup to make sure it’s thickened before adding the next ingredients.
Not sure cooking is your thing? Emehiser encouraged anyone to try it, “as long as you follow a recipe. Following a recipe is the way to go,” she said.
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