To me, eating is not just a daily routine, it is a chance to create, to use the beautiful colors and flavors God has created for our enjoyment. It is a chance to make mistakes, make magic, make a dish to serve to the people who come to gather around your table. It is a chance to set aside the worries and demands of the day and simply feast—nourishing our bodies with food and community.
To say I am not constantly dreaming up recipes and flavors would be a lie. Usually, as I am falling asleep at night, I am already dreaming of what to make for breakfast. And as I am serving dinner, my husband and I are usually deciding what treat to have for dessert. As I am picking out steak to grill, or finding fresh herbs at the market, I am already dreaming of a glass of red wine and what cheese would go best with the meal.