It's Amazing How Many Childhood Memories are Linked to Food
Saturday, August 25, 2018
It's no wonder that eating habits are so hard to break. Raised in an extended family of amazing cooks, meals were special bonding events around delicious dishes cooked with love by my dear grandmother and, sometimes, aunts. Childhood memories, besides the beach and numerous other places, consist of smells and tastes that combined with unconditional love as the food was served up. Even when we went to the beach, my aunt packed gourmet lunches that I can still taste in my mind's eye.
Perhaps it is that connection to their love that I have such a hard time giving up some of my eating habits. I still miss them all and the food is the symbolic embodiment of all the wonderful things they gave me.
Wishing all a happy, healthy day.