Vivre le Table

Almost everyone can recount with great fondness some sort of dish, or flavor, or aroma that has the power to instantly the_kitchen_table_delectabelletrigger happy memories surrounding a table, or at a family barbecue…whatever your venue may be.  Food is not just for sustenance of the stomach, but for the heart and soul as well.  It is a special ceremony that brings people together and bonds them in the basest of ways.

Some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around the kitchen and its many treasures. I recall sitting on the countertop for hours with my Mom as she would cook, bantering back and forth about thoughts and experiences. Despite the perfectly good couches and chairs scattered about the house, the kitchen was where I wanted to be. Learning tradition and bonding on the deepest level.

Dinner was always an epic event in my household, lasting hours at a time and filled to the brim with conversation of the day’s events that would inevitably evoke growth and understanding of ourselves and each other.  Meals were mired in laughter, tears, arguments, and praise, among many other emotions. Those dinners were the threads that would bind together and weave into the tapestry that is my life.  Listening, sharing, savoring and building the irrevocable bonds that have proven to last throughout my lifetime.

It is because of these fond memories that I have decided to share my love of food and recount the experiences that arise from breaking bread through my love of writing and storytelling.