Friday, November 18, 2022

Why Food Is An Expression Of Love, And How To Express It


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The best way to warm someone’s heart is to care for their stomach. This isn’t strange, unprompted medical advice, but rather a culinary reality that millions, even billions of people experience each and every day.

A person can spend thousands on you, but if they take the time to cook a careful meal with everything you like? Well, it’s not hard to see which provides the most loving, comforting response

But of course, it’s not just romantic love that can be expressed through food. A parent cooking for their children each and every day, even if the meals are simple, is a good example of this. 

Food is an expression of love. But how can we express that ourselves, perhaps for a special event, or when meeting someone new like our partner’s parents for the first time? In this post, we’ll discuss all of that and more, and where to find the best way forward:

Individual Preferences & Tastes

Individual preferences can help you change recipes how you like, or cater to people who might have extra needs. For instance, having a vegan partner and learning recipes for them shows a commitment to caring, and perhaps they’ll compromise for you in some ways, too. It might also be that sharing personal recipes, preferences and cooking techniques helps you bond with someone. “My grandmother’s recipe” is a guarded secret in many family-owned restaurants around the world. There’s a reason for that, because love is the hidden ingredient that makes any dish worth eating work.

Food You Can’t Get Elsewhere

Having a meal cooked for you by a capable restaurant chef can be great, outstanding perhaps. But it’s never really as personal and lovely as your grandparent baking cookies for you, and you can learn how to make homemade biscuits at BritneyBreaksBread.com. It’s never really as perfect as a new romantic interest cooking for you with care, or you for them, feeling totally nervous about doing so. Food you can’t get elsewhere is not just about the food, but the heart put into it, the connection made, the wine and cheese board shared with friends when celebrating an anniversary or promotion. Even messing up a recipe and laughing about it with your family can be enough.

A Speciality That Explains You

Providing a meal that your parent made for you to a child or a partner, or perhaps expressing the cultural authenticity of your heritage on a plate can be a good way of expressing who you are, and why. In some cases, you might even have special knowledge that roots you to a specific place, such as how you’re happy to select, prepare, defeather, clean and cook a chicken from your free range garden. The more you can express who you are on the plate, at least when you want to, the more you can connect with people and they you in turn. In the long run, an approach like this can only provide mutual understanding. As they say - if you’re a true lover of food and music, it’s impossible to be genuinely xenophobic in any direction - as all cultures and people have something indispensable to offer.

With this advice, we hope you can see how food is an expression of love and express yourself in kind.

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