What brings “soul” to your food and what “feeds” your soul?…

By: openheartproduction

Jan 17 2012

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Focal Length:33mm
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Camera:Canon EOS REBEL T2i

“A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.”– Thomas Keller

When I look at this photo…I am back on the shores of White Bear Lake sitting with Gayl and Al Emola sharing not only a beautiful meal but remembering  our times together, as friends and neighbors. Not only was my body nourished but my heart and soul was filled with that which is as sustaining as food. The connections we make with others is the “perfect” food for the soul.

Gayl and I met when our boys started preschool and became fast friends. We have gone through good times and the sad times together through our 25 year friendship.

They dropped everything when I called to tell them Clyde had died to be with me at the hospital until my sister could get there. I will never forget turning around and seeing Al and Gayl standing there… friendly familiar faces..in a dark scary time. I’m blessed with an army of “chefs” that nourish my soul and my tummy. There is nothing so lovely as sharing a simple meal with those you love. Lively conversation, tons a laughs…just what the doctor ordered!

Prescription of the day…Connecting with others/ Daily/hourly…as needed to feed your soul. No  carb/fat or calorie counting needed!


4 comments on “What brings “soul” to your food and what “feeds” your soul?…”

  1. I use to think that singing while cooking was the way to put love into recipes. Memories and family add the rest of the love and soul. I still sing and this post warmed my heart.

  2. Lovely post. Sharing food with those we love or only like is a wonderful way to deepen our relationships. Otherwise, our cooking would be a mechanical thing with little of ourselves in it.

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