Thursday, March 4, 2010

Life Told in Recipes

I have food memories that are pretty bland. Like the onion casserole that my family has been serving probably since the 1800's. If you try to leave this dish out of any family occasion, you will be mocked and harassed for the next fifty years. I think the authors of Life Told in Recipes would appreciate this little story. Life Told in Recipes is the creative chronicle of Janet and Rachel, a mother-daughter team that endearingly realized that food is much more than what we eat. “It's about love and sharing and friends and family. It's about life...told in recipes.” Their relaxed style invites you in, so you feel as though you’re at their kitchen table sharing tales of childhood treats, kitchen design woes and realistic meal solutions for everyday living. It makes you think about your own food history and the memories that make you smile, and it leaves you feeling full with their good conversation.


Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I can't wait to read more of their blog. When my mother was in her final stages of cancer, I asked her if I could have one thing - her recipe cards. It was if I could remain ever close to her through her recipes. I still treasure them even if I cook differently. Occasionally, I'll make one just because I want to feel close to her again. I even keep one hanging above my stove in a frame as a reminder. Many memories in all that food she cooked!

farmhouse wares said...

Amy, that is the sweetest story. Your mom must be smiling down on you.

Capricorn Soap Company said...

I have always felt that enjoying a meal with family or friends was more than just about food - it was about an exchange - a giving and taking, an convergence of myself and the other at a very basic place where we all must go: to the table.

Thanks for sharing!


Low Tide High Style said...

It's so true that food is about so much more than just the tastes, smells, and ingredients used to make a dish. Like Amy, I have my mother's recipe box and just seeing her handwriting on the cards makes me happy!

Kat :)