This little lizard is a chef, and even has a cookbook!
It seems humans were not the only ones who took to cooking during the pandemic, locked in homes. A lizard took to pots and pans, it loved it so much that now he has a cookbook under his name! Yes, an actual lizard. A one-year-old central bearded dragon, Lenny, has brought out his very own cookbook, titled Chef Lenny: Cooking For Humans.
The cookbook was the brainchild of Lenny’s owner Valerie Musser, a chef and lizard lover from Redmond, Washington. She ran a catering business before the pandemic hit the world. Sitting at home, she discovered her quarantine project. She had a lot of recipes but never got time to jot them down, until now.
Valerie got a chef hat for her pet lizard and he loved wearing it. So she started making miniature food for him to show off with. And the lizard was a star! All the miniature food in the book is real and the dishes are Valerie’s favourite comfort foods that she serves to her family.
Actually, Bearded dragons are not picky eaters. With their strong jaws, they can clench and crush hard-shelled insects like beetles. As omnivores, they’ll also go for leaves, flowers, fruit, and the occasional small lizard or rodent.