The most memorable things I’ve eaten have a lot to do with grief.
Oh Kala. This made my heart sing for the treasure of you and your family. The recipe card with your mom’s writing made me realize how much I miss her. Thank you for the memories! Come visit us in Oak Island and I’ll make the bisque again!
I'm so sorry about your dad. My dad has dementia and now our focus on food for him revolves around not taste, memories, or nostalgia, but will he choke on it. It's extremely utilitarian, soulless, and sad.
Thanks for writing this up, I had not made this connection yet.