Food is a basic need, but it can also be a form of art, a demonstration of creativity. It can mark the good times and the hard times. Sometimes it takes center stage, other times it's simple and unassuming. It can be a catalyst for conversation and a way to bring people together. We share cherished memories over sandwiches and cheese trays after a funeral service. We bring meals to loved ones who are sick or have recently had a baby. We gather around a platter of turkey and a bowlful of mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. We celebrate birthdays with our favorite cake and reconnect with friends over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. ⠀
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Food can be a gesture to show you care or a social buffer to fill awkward silences when you're just getting to know someone. Meals can be a way to gather family regularly when it's so easy for our lives to diverge in a thousand different directions. Sure, everyone has different diets, preferences, allergies, tastes, schedules, and habits - but at some point, everyone has to eat. Often, it's not just about the food; it's about so much more. And I think that's the beauty of it. ⠀
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[📷 Lemon + Rosemary Biscuits with Lemon-Honey Butter. Recipe coming soon!]⠀
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