Three day quote challenge, day two

My kitchen; part studio, part laboratory, part drop-in centre. My favourite part of the house and my happy place. Image: Su Leslie, 2018. Aged shot of modern kitchen with chrome appliances and red mixing bowl in foreground.

My kitchen; part studio, part laboratory, part drop-in centre. My favourite part of the house and my all-time happy place. Image: Su Leslie, 2018

“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.” — Guy Fieri

I love food.

I love eating certainly, but even more, I love thinking about, planning and making food. To cook for you is to say “I care; you matter to me.”

Close-up shot of chocolate cookies, baked to deliver to the City Mission at Christmas. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Chocolate cookies baked with the boy-child, for delivery to the City Mission. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

It seems particularly appropriate to share quotes about food for this challenge as I was invited to take part by Ju-Lyn at Sunrise, Sunset, who says of herself:

It is no surprise that I find myself obsessed with food – after all, I am a Singaporean. We are a people who hold animated conversations about food while we are eating, who would comb the island far & wide chasing the promise of great food!

Thank you Ju-Lyn.

In the few days since I wrote a post for the DP Photo Challenge about My Place in the World is has occurred to me that, no matter where I am, the kitchen is my place. I love my own kitchen — the part of our house renovation I am most proud of — and I happily commandeer friends’ and family members’ kitchens when I visit. Even on holiday, I crave the chance to cook at least one meal — using whatever is to hand.

So I guess there is need for a second quote today:

“The kitchen is a sacred space.” — Marc Forgione

The Three Day Quote Challenge works like this:

1) Thank the person who nominated you
2) Post a quote for 3 consecutive days ( 1 post each day )
3) Nominate 3 bloggers each day

If you haven’t already been invited to join this,  and would like to — please do.

I for one am happy to read all the extra words of wisdom (or fun) that are sent my way.

Wordless Wednesday: seeing double

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Here are some other Wordless Wednesday posts I enjoyed:

Wordless Wednesday: 11-27-13

http://themiddleofthestreet.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/wordless-wednesday-2/

http://krispix.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/wordless-wednesday-more-yeg-graffiti/

Wordless Wednesday: November Bloom

http://thispathlesstraveled.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/thanksgiving-preparations-day-1-in-pictures-wordless-wednesday/

http://bakemeaway.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/wordless-wednesday-metal-willow/

http://publictransituser.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/wordless-wednesday-2-2/

http://theundercoverprincess.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/wordless-wednesday-112713/

http://jillianmartin.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/wordless-wednesday/

http://thelittlestbrookslivingston.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/words-for-wednesday-dear-littlest/

http://schelleycassidy.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/wordless-wednesday-11-27-13/

http://geekycrafter.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/wordless-wednesday-on-the-needles/