Something I feel like I've known most of my adult life is that eating fresh food from your own garden is simply the best. Unfortunately, that's not how I have lived my life. Convenience, poor habits and temptation have been key factors in my developing unhealthy eating habits. I also believe what others, and myself, have believed to be "good food" has been a misnomer. When I was very young, I thought eating a whole bowl of artificial whipped cream was "eating good", at least until my mother gave me the opportunity to sit down and have the whole bowl to myself. Suffice to say, my concept of "all the whipped cream I could eat" was no longer on my list of "good foods to eat". Personal food culture, which can involve alot of different factors, including our emmotions, usually dictates what our eating habits and good food concepts are going to be. I posted a good 'common sense' article link today that I think gives a down-to-earth assesment of common sense eating.
I have profusely admitted that I am not "the cook" of the family. But, since becoming married to Chef Roland, who has made of career out of food preparation and service, I have become enamored with people who are enamored with the love of cooking. When people speak of their cooking/food experiences, it affects their whole demeanor, they radiate, they swoon, they go into a reverie. It's truly a love. I'm jealous but, I am fascinated by their stories.
Today, my parents and I had the pleasure of visiting with a pastor of a local church that we had attended. As he was telling of a recent event at the church where people brought food, he also told us of his wonderful cake that he had contributed. I watched his face and body language as he went into great detail of the construction of the cake, one that replicated the very cake his mother always presented him on his birthday as a young boy growing up. He was in the moment and it was wonderful to watch and listen as he presented his virtual cake to us. Now, I'm inspired to start collecting "love stories" of cooking experiences of friends and family. I would like to invite anyone who visits our site to take this opportunity to share with all of us, your favorite cooking story, the one where you knew you "loved to cook", the funny one that was a blast to create even though it fell short of your hoped for expectations, or the one where you carefully constructed a delectable dish as an act of love for someone special. Feel free to use our comment box and inspire us all to "fall in love" with cooking.
I'll add a few articles to the mix just to give you a little taste:
We all get booboo's, you know the "ouchies" of life. When those feelings of being overwhelmed, fatiqued, stressed, sad, afraid or alone hit us, we all reach for something to make "it" all feel better. We have a vast array of hurts and frustrations and, as well, there is as much a difference in what we think to ingest to diffuse the feelings that "it" brings into our lives.
So, today, I am presenting an article on the subject of Comfort Foods that offers several different angles on the subject. The one that got my attention, but isn't so focused on making "it" feel better, is that many people enjoy eating for a sense of nostalgia where that our experience of food sometimes has a strong connection to a different time and place in our lives that has left a deep feeling connected to that time. We all have some food that we enjoy that reminds of grandmother or prom or a special visit to a distant or unusual location.
While on our culinary tour, A Taste of LeBerry, it was a fun moment when Chef Roland gave instuction to those in the group as to how to use their new crepe pans that they purchased in Paris. Hopefully, that memory will be something for them that will be relived everytime they have the opportunity to make crepes for their friends and family.
A cooking class in your own home with friends and family is always a great way to make memories. We hope you will consider having a cooking class with Chef Roland for your next entertaining event. If you have any questions regarding our packages, you can contact us through our web contact page or email to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following article goes quite in depth on the subject of Comfort Food. I hope you find something in the article that enlightens you as to why you search out a particular food. As well, I hope that you are having many opportunities to make memories sharing your cooking experiences with friends and family!
When Roland and I met, I was one of those people who opened the box or can and warmed up the family meal. After our marriage in 2005, I truely began to appreciate what food is really about, not only that it can taste very good, and be nutritious, but that it can be a celebration of who you are and the people that you share it with.