Show Your Love With Food

December 18, 2017 CarolAnn

Food and love are inexorably linked. Food really is love. Take advantage of that bond. Show your love with food.

Food Really Is Love

In the symbolic and metaphoric sense of the word, food is a gift from the heavens. Food is delicious. Food is pleasurable. Food can make us feel good. Eating nourishing food, making nourishing food, feeding others, celebrating with others, if that’s not love – then what is? — Food Really is Love – with Marc David

How To Show Your Love With Food

show your love with food

Cook for Others

I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give. — Julia Child

Give Food as Gifts

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. — Alan D. Wolfelt

Food is one of my favorite gift categories. Food gifts need not be expensive, everyone likes them, and they won’t sit in someone’s closet.

And if you like the idea of giving gifts that give back, we have some great suggestions for you!

Make Time for Family Dinner

Anne Fishel is a co-founder of The Family Dinner Project, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the author of Home for Dinner.

Fishel says that the most important thing you can do for your kids is to eat dinner with them:

As a family therapist, I often have the impulse to tell families to go home and have dinner together rather than spending an hour with me. And 20 years of research in North America, Europe and Australia back up my enthusiasm for family dinners. It turns out that sitting down for a nightly meal is great for the brain, the body and the spirit. And that nightly dinner doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal that took three hours to cook, nor does it need to be made with organic arugula and heirloom parsnips. — The most important thing you can do with your kids? Eat dimmer with them. – The Washington Post

And, why not extend this family time to include the cooking? See Cooking With Kids for some suggestions.

Invite People over for Dinner

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart. — Cesar Chavez

Help Feed the Hungry

“By Rachel Corrie, aged 10 — 1990

I’m here for other children.
I’m here because I care.
I’m here because children everywhere are suffering and because forty thousand people die each day from hunger.
I’m here because those people are mostly children.
We have got to understand that the poor are all around us and we are ignoring them.
We have got to understand that these deaths are preventable.
We have got to understand that people in third world countries think and care and smile and cry just like us.
We have got to understand that they dream our dreams and we dream theirs.
We have got to understand that they are us. We are them.
My dream is to stop hunger by the year 2000.
My dream is to give the poor a chance.
My dream is to save the 40,000 people who die each day.
My dream can and will come true if we all look into the future and see the light that shines there.
If we ignore hunger, that light will go out.
If we all help and work together, it will grow and burn free with the potential of tomorrow.”
― Rachel Corrie

Forty-two million people in the U.S.—one in six children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The population of our 50 largest cities basically equals the number of hungry Americans.

We have the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Please take your place in the fight to end hunger in America. Start by getting informed. Then learn what you can do to help solve this appalling problem.