Last night, my Reiki teacher brought some of her left overs to share with us after my attunement. So I brought out our leftovers as well. This included collard greens Chilean butternut squash, cauliflower with cheese sauce, cabbage casserole, macaroni and cheese, and salad. As things made it to the table, Maryanna expressed how excited she was to try the casserole and the macaroni and cheese, as they are legendary. Her comment caught me off guard, as I have never thought about food or a dish as being legendary. I had no idea my cabbage casserole, which I still do not like, or my macaroni and cheese were so well known as to be legendary. However, apparently they are.
As I thought about this, I began to remember a conversation earlier in the week between my friends Nina, Sam and my wife Zoe. They were all talking about the dishes I had made for them that left them lingering for more. They enjoyed them so much that months after eating them the memory of the experience in their mouths lingered on and left them remembering and savoring every delectable bite. To be honest, nothing that I make leaves me with that feeling, although I am glad it does that for others.Read More