The cold weather is here, and that Holiday feeling is in the air, just in time for Thanksgiving week. I hope you enjoy a wonderful Holiday and the abundance of the blessings around us. Take the time to soak it all in.
I saw an advertisement recently that inspired me to think about why I cook, to really look deep and try understand why and what it is that I love about food and all things about it. For me it is sometimes simply learning about food cultures across the globe, making a meal at home for friends, shopping at a Farmers market or going to Whole Foods, setting the table and lighting candles, reading a cookbook. I love what food encompasses. It made me do a little soul searching, and although my reasons extend far, far beyond words on a page, here are a few of the reasons for my passion. Enjoy.
I cook because I love to. I cook because, it is who I am.
For me, cooking is my canvas and ingredients are my paints.
It is a way I show my love. It is a way I share my love.
I cook to celebrate, I cook to remember.
I cook to inspire, and to comfort.
I cook to create memories, and to cherish memories I have.
I cook…for Holidays, for my business, for family and friends. I would cook for the whole city if I could.
I cook to nourish, feeding the body, mind, and the soul.
I cook because I am thankful, for having plenty of food, and plenty of people to share it with.
I cook, for fun, as a relief, as an escape, some might say to fill a void… we all have them.
I cook to teach, and to learn.
I cook, because that’s just what I do. I share it, because I want to.
I cook to carry on traditions, and to bring new ones.
I cook because I am hungry…for food, for life, for love.
-Julia S. Chandler-
With love and thanks to all my customers, bloggers, family and friends, Happy Thanksgiving!