Back to Sunday

When I say "back," I mean way back. Back to the days when families came together to share a meal for no reason other than, say, it was Sunday. Back to the family-style meals cooked with soul and meant to satisfy, not just curb an appetite. A recent afternoon cooking with my mother led to this hearty dish. The ingredients reminded my mom of her mother's soulful cooking; its comfort factor made me grateful I got to share it with my family. Sunday Stew with Pan-seared Chicken, Bacon ...

Pleasurability

Growing up, my brother and I had completely different approaches to food. He was the kind of person who would forget to eat, who wished he could take a magical once-daily pill to fulfill his nutritional needs rather than taking time out for several meals (luckily, he has since reversed that mindset). I, on the other hand, regarded meal time as sacred, and often wondered what was for breakfast soon after finishing dinner. For me, food isn't about sustenance. It's not even about achieving optimal nutrition (I'll devote ...