Being comforted, We All Need That
Everyone needs to be comforted at some point in their day. It may be a hug, an encouraging word, a listening ear, a wink, a phone call, a hand made quilt, or, of course, food that warms your insides. It seems that in the light of the tragic events in Tucson, the whole nation is need of some comfort. I, personally, think we need to stop arguing with each other and actually listen and respect each other’s point of view.
My son and I are collaborating on a vegetarian comfort food cookbook. Lately, we have been testing all of our recipes and photographing them. Our recipes are not only comforting in the food sense, but all come from someone in our family. Our grandmothers, fathers, siblings, nephews, cousins, many a family member have a loving recipe included.
These are recipes for food that was made for an afternoon snack after school, a morning treat in the cold winter, a bread served for a shabbat meal, a drink served in the hot summer days when the family was gathered by the ocean, fun food for football watching with the family, or a borsht whipped up when my husband and I were all playing scrabble with his grandmother.
Now, how could any of these recipes possibly not be tasty when they are filled with such memories, love and comfort?
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