“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Yesterday, renowned poet and activist (Dr.) Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86. Much like her quote, many people have been touched by her words and her spirit. Angelou was also a great chef, according to friends, and combined her love of cooking and writing into a cookbook entitled Hallelujah! the Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes.
While the recipes contained within aren’t the most healthy or vegetarian-friendly it is the accompanying stories that make the meal. There is even a passage about Angelou shopping for groceries when she had invited distinguished food writer M.F.K. Fisher to dinner.
This book illustrates that food is more than just sustenance. It can be at the heart of one’s social and emotional experience of life.