Don’t let life get you down!
Cook comforting food and share it with people you love. When Paula Butturini’s husband was nearly fatally shot by a sniper’s bullet, she and her husband retreated to Italy to recover. The simple rituals of going to market, cooking and sharing meals with close friends, night after night, gave relief and comfort from lingering trauma. She wrote in her book, Keeping the Feast, “I may write about the smell of asparagus, the color of polenta, or the taste of figs still warm from the sun, but all of it is a personal shorthand for weighing love and hunger, health and nourishment, secrets and revelations, illness and survival, comfort and celebration, and perhaps most of all, the joy and gift of being alive.” She recently noted in a blog post: “Like tears – cooking, serving, and eating together is a language without words that hearts understand. Food with love is a powerful healing force in a hurting world.”