Sunday, March 7, 2010
A Little Celebration for My 200th Post!
Today marks the 200th post of this blog, started May 26, 2009. While it is a milestone, it is more an indication that this endeavor is worth the effort, though I must admit that writing this blog is more pleasure than work. Fears that I would run out of things to write about were groundless. There's always something to say. The other day, I passed two men in conversation, talking about a recipe. It was yet another example that discussion of food, whatever the forum, is basic and universal. Everyone eats. If we don't eat, we die. Everyone thinks about the next meal. For some, it's a matter of survival; for other fortunate people, it's about options. Some people, like me, expand those thoughts toward the creative to produce and provide food that does more than nurture. The sharing of food creates an atmosphere, provides a sense of home and community, marks a special occasion, and makes a memory.
Food is so much more than what we ingest. For me, food is what I can give, what can be shared, that makes it such a primary focus in my life. More than anything, it says "I care about you."
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