Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has the ability to comfort.
- Norman Kolpas
We can build a whole community of support and love just around the dining table. In many cultures, food connects us to our ethnic, family and spiritual traditions. Food can also play an important role in grieving – whether it be food that reminds us of our loved one, food we eat to heal and nurture our hearts or recipes that our loved one left us. What are some of yours?
Share a picture of food or a recipe!
Share a picture or video of food that reminds you of your loved one or a recipe that has been passed down by your loved one as part of the kitchen treasure trove, one that builds a legacy through food.
Here are some examples:
His favourite Nasi Goreng
My grandfather's (Tim) favourite Nasi Goreng! He loved the one sold by the shop across our house and he would have it every Saturday. After he left, I started to go to the shop every Saturday to eat it.
A memorable family dinner
This is one of the pictures that we took during Deepavali a couple of years ago. I loved my grandma, Devi, and her Idli with her tomato chutney. Every Deepavali, the smell of batter steaming on the stove reminds me of her.
Her favourite cake receipe
My aunt, Susan Sim, loved baking this Marble Butter Cake for me whenever it was my birthday.
Do also share a short write-up, including the name of your loved one, your relationship with them, and the reason why you chose this picture or recipe.
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