January 22, 2014
Food as Entertainment
Food is so much a part of my life (now have 62 cookbooks - in case you were counting!). The Roommate's been debating the Costs of The House of late, and was considering downsizing our cable TV package. My first thought = OMG, will I lose Food Network, the Cooking Channel and PBS Create? Seriously.
When I turn on the TV, my go to channels are food related. When I surf the 'net - my first stops are the sites/blogs bookmarked in my FOOD category. I LOVE to see what the Food Network people are making that particular day. What's my BFF (Ina Garten) up to? The Day Job is most definitely NOT food related, so I have no idea why I'm wired this way. I find that the subject of food comforts me - we all need to eat, after all. It's more than that, though. Cooking for comfort, or to make memories, or to entertain. To soothe the rough edges after a particularly horrendous day. To bring warmth and sustenance to someone who's ill, or experienced a tragic loss.
Food connects all of us, in one way or another. It's a constant that crosses all languages, all cultures. We'd all die without it. And me? I find love in it.