More Than Just Food
Food. It's everywhere. But what does it mean? That may be a strange thing to ask of something that is not generally considered sentient and yet food cannot simply be rendered to entertainment, or even nutrition, without dire social consequences. Food is a sign of God: of His presence and benevolence.
Daily Food Rituals
I love spending time in the kitchen every day. And while I know that the average American eats out nearly four times a week, I increasingly find greater joy and pleasure in cooking at home for family and friends.
The phrase, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food", often attributed to Hippocrates, the Greek physician from the the Age of Pericles, proves that ancient wisdom still has much to tell us how we should live our lives today. Growing and maintaining an herb garden is a great way to augment one's health.
But the biggest influence on me as it relates to food and cooking is my mother. It's from her gift as a cook (love my momma's food!) and her compassion and dedication to her family, providing delicious and nurturing meals, day in and day out, I grew to love food and cooking. It's specifically the act of cooking as an act of giving, that I enjoy the most. So thanks, mom! You really started something 46 years ago!