“One of the delights of life is eating with friends, second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends.”
Laurie Colwin ‘Home Cooking’
When spending time with good friends, we always end up talking about food! I don’t know how this works, but we always end up making ourselves crave some dish or another that we have eaten recently, wondering how we can make it ourselves and thinking about how good it will be, or planning [some or other idea]for a future braai or party event.
I love baking and anything that has to do with food makes me excited!
No matter how bad my day might have been, giving in to my baking urges brings me joy and acts as a calming mechanism when needed.
I sometimes go to bed with baking ideas in my head or wake up with a craving to bake that day. A birthday of a friend or a relative is always a good reason to bake or to throw a party, and to make some delicious treats that will make everyone enjoy the party even more!
Food, friends, travel, culture, weather… these are things that inspire me to bake and make a feast for my family and friends.
Through a country’s cuisine, one learns a lot about the culture and its people: their likes and dislikes, preferences, philosophy; their outlook on life and how they enjoy life and prosper.
Smelling food already brings something to mind. By taking in a smell, it brings you memories of past meals, past times and indulgences.
When watching a film where food is displayed and enjoyed in a certain way, it creates an ideal of life. We try to recreate it in our own way, and the result: sometimes better; sometimes not even close.
The self-indulgence of food comes from faraway lands and stories of kings with big castles full of treasure. It is an irreality that fill our hopes and dreams.