When we eat, we not only taste and smell the food, but we also look at its presentation. The visual experience is so important, because at the end, the food we prepare must be eaten and enjoyed by our guests or loved ones. “You first eat with your eyes” is a saying that is absolutely true and it is the basis of gourmet restaurants everywhere.
Have you noticed how our favorite dishes sometimes connect us to our past? I have so many memories of my grandparents, but it is interesting how most of them involve food and sitting around the table or chopping ingredients in the kitchen.
After a long week of work, those two glorious days known as the “weekend” can be just what the mind and body need to recoup. It’s the time to relax, feed your soul, and feed your belly. I suggest also feeding your friends. There’s nothing that beats spending time with the family you choose and treating them to some tasty dishes.
In keeping with this issue’s heart-healthy theme, I thought that I’d focus on healthy recipes. But it’s hard to get excited for health food. So I decided to create some heart-healthy versions of classic home cooked meals that we all crave. That way we all win!
Two things are true of this time of year. First, people start to really indulge in desserts (sweets offer extra padding against the cold, right?) and second, the inevitable guilt follows close behind. But I believe you can have special treats occasionally and love them, too.
Recently I heard the news that Huy Fong Foods, the maker of Sriracha sauce, had been considering a move.