Memory Monday: David Haddock


When David was very young, he loved playing with a kitchen set, so it was no shock that he took Culinary Arts in high school and planned to go to culinary school after he graduated. He loved learning about recipes from others, and he would regularly choose a cooking experience over other “fun” things. He got the chance to experience cooking with Chef Jose Andres and was excited to have been in the audience for an episode of Hell’s Kitchen.
But one of the things that most stands out to me was when he chose to take a cooking class at Silver Dollar City while his sister went to ride rollercoasters! Don’t misunderstand, David loved riding rides, too, but he just couldn’t pass up a chance to learn some heritage recipes from the little ladies running that class!
One of the first recipes David learned was in preschool for a basic Cranberry Relish recipe. We would like to share with all of you to try out this holiday season.

Amanda Haddock is David’s mom and co-founder of Dragon Master Foundation. You can learn more about David’s story and their fight against cancer at

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