Food is for Sharing w/ Cat
I am so excited to have Cat from Oddly Lovely on Life with Rosie today! Cat is one of my all time favorite bloggers who I read for a while before I started Life with Rosie. I guess you can say she inspired me! Cat also has the cutest pup named Ru who would probably be Rosie’s best friend if they lived close one another. Be sure to stop by her blog and check out her other posts!
The best part about cooking as a hobby is that everyone needs to eat every day. Unlike snowboarding or horseback riding, food and cooking is always present. If you’re a good cook, you don’t need to rely on expensive dinners out for a satisfying meal. And there’s something so wonderfully fulfilling about baking cookies for your coworkers or whipping up enchiladas for friends.
Sharing food has long been a symbol of trust. In ancient Greco-Roman, the concept of hospitality was an important one and custom dictated that households should offer travelers a meal and safety. The expression “breaking bread” is found both in early Greek texts as well as some translations of the Bible, and it means to mean literally share a meal and metaphorically to cooperate. Meals required joint effort on the part of a multiple of people to harvest crops, raise cattle, and process items such as butter or oil. And you would only sit down to eat with an ally, never an enemy.
Even today, we have all heard studies about families who eat together are less likely to produce children who do drugs or participate in crime. And rarely do people get together over anything other than a girls brunch or a romantic dinner. Cooking for someone is the most primal expression of caring for them – you are literally fueling and nurturing their body. And the conversation that you have over bacon and eggs or a good bowl of soup is just as important as the actual food you are eating… although I’d say the food is pretty important too.
How confident of a cook are you? What kind of meals do you love to share with friends and family?