09 January 2011

pre-christmas dinner

xmas03it was cold outside last year.  three weeks ago.

but inside, three weeks ago, it was nothing but warm because of a pre-christmas dinner.

xmas00in the kitchen, the wine was being tested before being brought out (excuses to just start drinking before everybody else).

xmas01and in the salon-turned-into-a-giant-dining-room, everybody is there. munching. talking. drinking. laughing. celebrating.

it’s here, you realize, that all the great friendships in your life have always involved food. they involve other stuff, of course, but eating definitely dominates.

elementary school lunch boxes, mexican mother cooking, college dorm food, taiwanese night market snacking, apartment baking experiments, foyer sunday meals – as you start thinking about the people closest to you, food is never far away.

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