Cooking is Love Made Visible

For so many of us, nostalgia encompasses memories of breaking bread with family and friends. Culture celebrates an intimacy around food, feeding, and hospitality. Food traditions might include specific recipes that celebrate marriages, high iron meals for new mothers that support a robust milk supply, or annual feasts that accompany the plethora of holidays that Blindian couples may hold dear. Holidays are a Blindian partnership's opportunity to show their communities what hospitality looks like to them as a coupled unit. Blindian relationships face the task of exploring the story of another culture, its cuisine and assimilating to its history. Food memories often remind us of home, of belonging, of a connection to one’s own people. Therefore, food and memory interconnect to create a component of our cultural identity.