I was approached earlier this month and asked to submit a 200 word piece with just the teaser “Love of Food”. Yes chuckle my friends, it is only an obvious choice to ask this Tundra Tart to write a piece about food. But I submit to you that it is not all love and bacon because there are many reasons why food and love are synonymous for me! Below is what I submitted. Please if you like it would you take a moment and go to Terri Giuliano Long’s website and read everyone’s contribution for today, especially all you foodies out there! I hope you will vote for my post, but what I care about most is everyone going to see what all the fuss is about and to read some really awesome contributions today and continuing till the 22nd during her “For the Love of Love event” PLEASE read and go over to Terri’s blog to VOTE!!
I love food, not just the eating of it, but the emotions that are evoked from preparing it. Growing up I would be found helping prepare dinner. No matter how much we fought when we were cooking together the world stopped being crazy and the love would come through with each turn of the spoon. Because of this I will always associate cooking and good food with the love.
Becoming a wife and mother meant I got to share this love of food. There is a sense of pride and a passion to create a dish everyone at the table loves. To have the best cupcakes for school birthdays each year, and to make sure the chili for my husbands Monday Night Football gathering became legendary. . When you cook with that passion it says “I love You”, even in the simplicity of grilled cheese sandwich.
Amidst the chaos that reigned when my kids were younger and I considered the merits of committing myself, I could always find peace and balance creating a meal. Its how I rediscovered the love for the daughter who gave herself a mullet the night before school pictures or the son caught filming the cat with a barbie,a ball of yarn and some duct tape (he was attempting to make his Opus for Stupid Pet Tricks or so he said). I knew no matter they did or how stressed I was when they took the first bite and smiled I felt love and by the look on their faces they did too.
For the Love of Love: 19th February Love of Food
40 guests join Terri Giuliano Long to share their thoughts
Visit the “For the Love of Love” event to vote on your favorite posts and be in with a chance of winning a completely unique prize: one random voter will be chosen to have a character named after them in Terri’s next book! Two runners up will also win signed copies of Terri Giuliano Long’s bestselling novel, In Leah’s Wake.
Today we’re talking about “Love of Food”
As we enjoy our weekend rest, today’s theme of “Love of Food” is everywhere: the casual brunch we enjoy with a good friend, the romantic meal with a loved one, the family gathering at someone’s home. Good company and good food can make for a perfect occasion, as I’m sure today’s guests will agree! I’m thrilled to welcome Gregory Allen, Carolyn Chambers Clark, Shelli Johnson, Donna McBroom-Theriot, Kriss Morton-Weekley, Coral Russell and Todd R. Tystad to share their “Love of Food”
14th February – Passionate love (voting closed but check the posts out!)
15th February – Contented love (voting closed but great posts shared)
16th February – Compassionate & Family love (voting closed but great posts to read)
17th February – Love and Friendship (voting closed but great posts to be read)
18th February – Love of Animals (voting closed but some great posts to be read)
19th February – Love of food (this is MY event! Please come and read and hopefully you will vote for me!)
20th February – Love of language
21st February – Love of music
22nd February – Love of writing
- For the Love of Love – 14th February to 22nd February (cabingoddess.com)
- For the Love of Love event 14th – 22nd of February (alchemyofscrawl.wordpress.com)
- For The Love Of Love Extravaganza (create-with-joy.com)
- Guest Post: Terri Giuliano Long (workadayreads.com)
- Guest Post from Terri Giuliano Long to celebrate the launch of the UK edition of In Leah’s Wake (fictionfascination.blogspot.com)
- Terri Giuliano Long Announces ‘In Leah’s Wake Virtual Blog Tour 2011? (bookmarketingbuzz.com)
- The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich (dingodavedelightfullydaringdelicacies.blogspot.com)
- Jalapeno Popper Inspired Grilled Cheese (beantownbaker.com)