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Guest Post: The Meaning of Food, by Meg (age 10)

May 16, 2012

Food is life; life is food.  So, when you make food you should make it with love.

When youmake food do you just throw in some beans and store-bought broth?  OR do you get some bones and make your own broth and cut a few peppers and add some salt with the beans?  Do you just make it to stay alive?  Do you just make it because someone asked you to?

To most people food is memories.  When they make it, they make it with joy, love and respect.  They also make it because it makes them happy.  It makes them happy to make it, to eat it, and to share it.  They talk about it: how they made it, got the recipes, and how much they like it.

There are different types of food in different cultures.  In a way, they think the same way about food: they all think food is precious, meaningful, and part of their life.  But, I did not mean that they all like the same food.  Some of their food probably sounds bad.  But, that is what they eat.  Food connects you to your culture, even when you don’t live in your native culture.

I think cooking together is right on!  When a family cooks together, I think, it is a good way to get to know each other, be with each other, and have family time.  When you cook with a family it is like your culture, even if you’re in a different country.  Like my Dad, when he eats Mongolian food it helps him to stay connected to his culture.When you really think, really, really think about it, food has a strong connection to people in a way that makes a good relationship.

(Linked to Simple Lives Thursday and Natural Living Cottage.)
4 Comments leave one →
  1. ladydorothy permalink
    May 16, 2012 10:49 am

    Meg, your first paragraph really summed it up! The rest confirmed your love of food, family, and life! I Think you’re taking after your mother! 🙂 Good job!

  2. Titi* permalink
    May 16, 2012 3:06 pm

    Meg-Peg, I have homemade beans cooking right now. 🙂 I love you! Good job, doll face!

  3. Susan permalink
    May 16, 2012 4:56 pm

    Very well said!

  4. May 17, 2012 7:32 am

    Awesome post. Great insight. Love you my Meggie-pie

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