Donna and Chef Jim
Some of us "love" food as in "I couldn't help myself -- I ate the whole pizza!" We've all eaten beyond being physically full saying "I LOVED that cake. It was sooooo delicious." As a matter of fact, that was me that last night at a fabulous wedding :-). It's decadent in a good way and usually very satisfying until you wake up the next morning asking for the alka seltzer.
This blog post is about a different type of food love. This love is about nourishment -- understanding that food nurtures our bodies, promoting growth, health and sustaining life. The Merriam Webster dictionary definition of "Nourish" reads: "to promote the growth of...to maintain and support...to furnish or sustain."
As a restaurant owner, it's a privilege to know that we're providing Nourishment to those who walk through our doors. We're not only feeding our guests' appetites but are providing sustenance for their bodies and energy for life. That's an expression of love through food that is demonstrated not by the quantity on the plate, but the care in selection of ingredients, the deliciousness of each dish and the care with which the foods are prepared and presented. You can "feel the love."
The next time you cook for family or friends, think about how you're "Nourishing" everyone with nutrients, energy, and support and how that's an expression of your love.