Last week, I received this email and my eyes were awash.
‘My friend forwarded your recipe/blog on the coconut cookies. First of all, I remember those! Second, Peugeot 504 – I hadn’t thought of that car in forever and I remember getting squished in the back seat as well! Third, my dad worked for the State Department and we were in Lagos during the Biafran War. I was in fourth and fifth grade and that was a long time ago and I have no idea what years those were! But I just wanted to thank you for the memories – the squishing, the cookies and all! I’ll have to check out your blog this weekend and connect some more dots! Have a great weekend!!’
I love what food does. What writing does to the heart, to the head, in forging connections. I like how connected we are by shared memories, but also how bold and caring people are in sharing how nostalgia has touched them. Thank you, M.
I can’t say it enough, how Food52 inspires me, how much I’ve grown as not only a cook but a food lover, one able to appreciate the diversity and similarity of dishes across cultures and cuisines.
#26 is mine :).
This December, I’m celebrating..jumping for joy because a recipe crafted from my childhood is featured in their amazing map-based 46 Cookies of The World feature.
Passionate about food in its entirety – cooking, eating, dreaming, writing and photographing it.
‘Traveller, by plate’, using foodways – the social, cultural and economic practices relating to the production and consumption of food to explore Nigerian cuisine & the world for ‘food is more than eating’.