It all began in 2009. I couldn't sleep because I had this idea that was growing. Have you ever had an idea that kept spinning into a bigger one? Well that's what happened — idea mitosis. I didn't hold back. I actually got out of bed and created a Keynote presentation to outline my idea.
In light of last week's regime change, I have found myself sharing a similar sentiment of near guilt for posting food pics. We are afraid of entertaining the frivolous aspect of food while we want to post something more 'meaningful.' Well, I believe food plays a big factor in our lives. As we share food at the table — break bread family style — we have a platform to share ideas and to mobilize efforts towards the greater good.
We Americans can't forget that we live in a nation where we can oppose the views of our government and that we have vehicles within our constitution that help us protect human rights. We don't live in China, where the people are not free to publicize their political opinions without persecution. They are not allowed to formally congregate in numbers that threaten the stability of their system. We have the freedom to gather, share food, enliven the human spirit and organize.
Food is beautiful and we relish in each other's artistic expressions. But we can further our passions in how we use food to tell stories elevating the human spirit. We have a great community amongst food producers in farms, in restaurants, at pop ups, at dining halls and yes, even at home. Let's bring people together with our passion for food and start meaningful conversations that make a difference.
I love to cook easy, homestyle recipes for family and friends. In this blog, you'll find stories and recipes I've learned from families in China and other parts of the world.