“Food is the common denominator that brings people together.” – James Beard
This is one of the swooniest sentiments I know. I wholeheartedly believe that food is our greatest unifier–– something we can all relate to no matter our backgrounds, passions, or palates. The act of breaking bread draws us together, igniting our senses, and creating moments we can hold in our hearts always. When we chop side by side, when we gather to share a meal, something truly magical transpires. Boom, there we are, more present than ever.
I believe this is the true gift of the holiday season. It pauses the chaos of the outside world. No one to respond to, no deadline to meet, no pressure to deliver. It is simply a time to slow down and focus on what matters most: the people we love, our most intimate family.