Friday, October 02, 2015

The Love of Food Ties Families Together #WeLoveFood

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I am looking forward to enjoying our traditional feast around the table with our small family. Turkey is a must, as are Newfoundland favourites salt beef, pease pudding and turnip greens. My pickled beets will also make an appearance, as will the delicious stuffing made with summer savoury. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

We all grow up with particular family favourites, especially around holiday meals. My turkey and all the fixings are prepared just as my grandmother and mother taught me. And I hope my kids will carry these family recipes and techniques on to their own families in time. 

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I want to share with you a wonderful video from Loblaws that celebrates the importance of the family recipe and how food brings families together -

The love of food ties families together

Thanksgiving is about two things - food and family. Ask anyone what kind of stuffing they like, or how they prefer their mashed potatoes and there is a good chance the will say how their mom, dad or grandparent has been preparing it all their lives. These recipes are as much a part of a family’s history as the memories of the times they’ve enjoyed them.

Through the years, a family’s shared love of the food that is only theirs, ties them together. Just look at what’s on the menu for a family feast and you have a unique view of how different cultures converge to form who that family is today.

This is very much the case for the Rome family. A combination of Croatian, Ukrainian and Italian recipes all have a place at their table. After losing a vital member of their family, Matthew along with his daughter Cheryl work hard to keep the love alive through the food and gatherings of their family.

Chris Karsisiotis, store manager for the Loblaws Burnhamthorpe, was excited to have Matthew and Cheryl in-store. He said they a have a lot of “Matthew,” family members who love food and want to keep memories alive, who come into the store looking for ingredients and suggestions on how to make things taste just like they remember. At Loblaws, we’re proud of the role we play in helping to keep these traditions going.

(My note - be prepared for maybe a few tears - this video is lovely!!)

Disclosure: This post has been brought to you by Loblaws. Regardless, all opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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