For many centuries, people have given food to those they love. Nonnas entice us to eat. Parents ask us to eat our vegetables. They don’t do this to insult your taste buds with boiled carrots, they do it to nourish you. To keep you healthy. To make you happy.
I find emotions can be best expressed through food. It’s the small, thoughtful gesture that brings a smile to someone’s face. Feeling down? Perhaps a cupcake will lift your spirits. Feeling sick? How about a bowl of soup. Feeling cold? A hearty stew will warm the cockles of your heart. The love with which it was made will warm the cockles of your heart.
To say “Happy Mothers Day”, only some mini chocolate cupcakes would do. My mum didn’t want a lot of sweets, so I made something little that she could enjoy.
To support your boyfriend’s football team in the grand final, football cookies had to me made. Share them with your friends for a distinct message – barracking for the other team is unacceptable. If you want to eat my delicious cookies, “Go the Hawks”.
The joy of food is in the message that it brings. There is a story behind every meal. There is thought and care behind every dish. I believe these stories should be shared, allowing thoughtful food to be a part of everyone’s life.
I hope to share my ideas for thoughtful food you can make, and hopefully this will inspire you to make something for your loved ones. Enjoy!