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.
I write about Coconut jam drops, about road trips and mothers, about tropical scents and flavours, about favourite things. And it is because of this, I receive the wonderful email in my opening lines.
Head on over to Food 52 where there are awesome recipe from around the world to soothe your soul. Who knows, you might find a kindred spirit…and make new memories
- An illustrated map – Cookies of the World
- Food52’s Cookies of the World – Share your cookies on this map
xxx[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Cookies of The World by Food52: #26 Nigerian Coconut Cookie Crisps – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]