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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Recipes as Hope

I heard this on a video I'm watching on Netflix today.  It's an instant view called "The Meaning of Food"  I'm going to watch it several times to suck the marrow a bit and bring you other words later. 

One short chapter in the video tells the story of women in concentration camps who compiled a book of recipes during their days of starvation.  A quarter loaf of bread per woman was given to them every three days and that was the only food they had.

It also has a section on murderers who are executed and what their last meal was.  If you are about to die, food no longer has a purpose of keeping you alive but of giving you pleasure.
If food is a symbol of love
Then a recipe
passsed on to a unknown future
Is a message of hope.

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