Saturday, March 27, 2010

What is Your Favorite Food?

Here's another questions for your life story:
What is Your Favorite Food?
Food often is tied to our memories.  Most people have a birthday cake on their birthday and probably ice cream with it.  Buttered popcorn while watching movies is another food commonly eaten and associated with something fun to do.  Turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie and other foods eaten for Thanksgiving have good memories associated with them.  An orange in the toe of a stocking is a common Christmas food.  Corned beef and cabbage are often eaten for St. Patrick's Day.  Hard boiled eggs are associated with Easter.  Watermelon or root beer floats are common on the Fourth of July.  
When I was growing up some of my favorite foods were fresh peas right out of the pod eaten while standing in the garden.  Tomatoes picked off the vine and eaten right away were a real treat.  Apricots, peaches, pears, plums were very good fresh off the tree.  I remember enjoying eating a stalk of rhubarb savoring each sour bite.  
Write down the favorite foods you remember as a child and why you remember them.  Maybe even writing down some of your bad experiences with food and why you don't like them would be good too as it would give a balanced view to your life story.  Record any recipes you remember that your mother or grandmother made.  Record your favorite recipes that you like to make.  Some day your children or grandchildren may thank you for them.

1 comment:

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