#reverb10 Prompt: Soul food. What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth & touched your soul?
The question might be what didn’t I eat this year? In perhaps what was the most liberal-eating year in more than a decade, 2010 embodied the spirit of trying new things and giving old ones a taste for a second time. Once a die-hard vegetarian, the past few years, and especially 2010, have made me a most-of-the-time omnivore with a growing respect for local food and food that is raised humanely and organically. More than ever, I want to know where my food is coming from, and someday would love to know more personally the people who grow and produce it.
As with most everything this year, the food that touched my soul came most often with the people and experiences that touched my soul. What is this blog, other than a place to share soul food just about every day? Soul food can be unhealthy, laden with butter and cream, or can be the sweetest heirloom tomato off the vine. It is an apple off of the tree or a multi-course dinner at Menton.
Meals with my family, friends, and people I met this year who have become friends, no matter the setting, the cost, have all provided something soulful and unforgettable.
Here are just a few highlights:
There were also the brownies I made on our King Arthur Flour weekend, the countless meals my mom made me on trips home to NJ, the ones I am too tired or too busy talking to photograph, and lots of simple dinners at home with my husband, all soul food in one way or another.
Your turn, what did you eat this year that you will never forget?