Growing up in an Italian-American family meant that food was literally EVERYWHERE. ALL THE TIME.
But I realized that this is the case for everyone. The senses are what fuel why food is so naturally engrained into memories. It’s also the intertwining with occasions – Cooking for holidays, dinners out celebrating graduations/birthdays, weeknight meals made to remind you of “home” and even unhappier circumstances like the spread of food after a funeral or the four pound bowl of “comfort” pasta after a heartbreak. These things morph into one and create the memory.
Universally, food is the binding thread of memories that brings people together, that keeps traditions alive and creates a meal that will last a lifetime.
Mangia! Memoirs aims to capture the food and the memories that come along with it.