“I recall truly enjoying delicious food since my childhood. I would eat with my eyes, savoring the beautifully presented food before biting into it. My father owned a catering company briefly and his hors d’oeuvres were fabulous; I marveled at how the tiniest of morsels held so much flavor, texture, and beauty!
Fast forward to my time in college: I opted to live in a co-op house where we all participated in buying our groceries, preparing meals from scratch, cooking mindfully, shopping locally, and sharing a common love for food, community, and nourishment. Walking through the door late at night, fresh roasted maple spiced nuts would waft through the house; early mornings were greeted with blueberry muffins lined up in a row. It was divine and the beginning of my appreciation for food, desserts, exquisite ingredients, the handmade and the notion that it needn’t be a rarity. One could, in fact, indulge more often and make time to nourish oneself and others.”