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Sharing Food as an Expression of Love.

Over 25 years ago, Dr. Gary Chapman penned the infamous New York Times bestseller “The 5 Love Languages.” It was a revolutionary concept that’s still relevant today, and in case you haven’t read the book or taken the quiz, here are the cliff notes: humans express love and want to feel loved in return in five different ways — words of affirmation, receiving gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch.

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate - Aland D. Wolfelt

This food lover quote is an excellent reminder that there are endless ways to say, "I love you." One way that almost everyone appreciates is with a romantic home-cooked meal.

The people who give you their food give you their heart. - Cesar Chavez

This quote from Chavez continues to ring true. Maybe that's why eating a meal together is an almost universal wedding tradition no matter where you live. The people you invite and feed at your wedding are likely to be the most important people in your life.

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. - Harriet van Horne.

You tell 'em, Harriet. Love is big and bold and so are the best dishes. We also agree that the best love is love given with an open, welcoming heart, with nothing held back.

My experience with food as love goes back to my early childhood memories. As we approach Christmas, I am reminded of the family gatherings where food played such a significant role. It's what brought together the whole family from near and far. As an adult in today's world, I miss those years. It was likely a part of my life that influenced my becoming a chef

As we approach this festive season, I will be sharing posts on the foods and cultural heritage of our past, so stay tuned! Booking events this season, give us a shout...we can help.

Have a happy hump day, and love the one's your with.

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