The smell, taste, comfort and sheer joy of food that speaks to your ‘inner self’…your soul…dive in and indulge…

I heard the term ‘soul food’ on the radio this morning whilst I was cleaning out Claridges and collecting the girl’s eggs and I didn’t catch the rest of the article but it was enough to set me thinking.

Yesterday a loved one was struggling and called on the phone to ‘vent’ and get it out of her system and a cup of tea was offered from this end with some layered spiced apple cake. I’ll gloss over the fact that when she arrived I was so intent on looking after her that I left the cake too near the edge of the work surface and Toby also enjoyed it….after I had cut our slices I hasten to add!

Favourite suppers and treats are made when your family are up against it. Homemade offerings are taken when loving visits are made to family and friends. ‘Foodie’ gifts are pressed into happy hands when guests depart. Special puddings are consumed whilst watching a real treat of a film. Cake and tea are offered as comfort when someone’s world falls apart. A supper is taken around to a house hit by grief or serious illness when the right words are so hard to come by. Happy ‘catch-up’ times are had with friends around a table laden with comforting food. A special cake is made when friends are off on a trip.

Soul food is one of the main currencies of life because it is made with love, always x


2 Responses to “The smell, taste, comfort and sheer joy of food that speaks to your ‘inner self’…your soul…dive in and indulge…”

  1. 1 granny trish September 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Hello Mate, Best blog yet, I loved it and wonder why I havn’t thought of writing it myself. You, me, cakes and produce go together. It’s our heritage from Granny thorne.

    Love Grnny Trish


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