I’ve been working my way through Lorraine Pascale’s cookbook lately, and it hasn’t let us down. I’m all for complicated recipes that take a day to simmer away on the stove, but sometimes you just need something hearty and tasty and easy to do.
Aside from the recipes, she includes a food related quote at the start of every section, and this one from Dorothy Day is one of my new favourites:
Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul as well.
I know Dorothy Day was coming from a largely religious perspective, but regardless of beliefs I think this is something we would all do well to remember. Taking time out and focusing on yourself, even if just for a short while, can make all the difference.
I’ve talked about it before here, but water and the sea are definitely my soul food. Throw in a spectacular sky and I’m done for. Walking home from work on Friday was the perfect combination of the two. I know the Thames isn’t quite the sea, but with a view like that I’m not arguing.