Thank you, Sam Sifton
Sam Sifton writes weekly for NY Times Cooking. Always a curation of great recipes, and sometimes a reflection of the moment. Today's column was called "Grief and Cooking". I cried reading the following paragraph, then again writing to him in thanks.
Here is a segment of the column:
"Food plays a central role in our reaction to tragedy, to death and grieving. It’s why casseroles appear on the doorsteps and countertops of those experiencing it, why we feel the urge to roast chickens or assemble lasagnas when the news is grim. Food is comfort of a sort, and fuel as well, for anger and sorrow alike. We cook to provide for those we love and for ourselves. In the activity itself we strive to find relief, strength, resolve."
Here is my letter to Sam:
"I really appreciated your column today. I've barely been out of the kitchen.