Breaking bread. What is it? How do you do it? The term "breaking bread" popped up during a friend's birthday celebration. She explained you need to break bread with people you care, like, and love. Breaking bread means sharing food, time, and yourself with that other person you are currently with.
Thus, "breaking bread" inspired me to write my first non-food blog post. Yes, I do love blogging about food, recipes, new sweets, bakeware, and restaurants. But it is important to know the importance of food brings to the table.
Food IS celebration! Turkey for Thanksgiving; Prime rib and cookies for Christimas; Cake for birthdays; BBQ for the 4th of July. Whenever a special event or party is happening, food is always involved. It brings people together and puts a smile on your face.
My friend dared me to turn off the cell phone during dinner and pay full attention to the meal and event. Why? What is more important that the PRESENT time and who you are with. The other person you are with cut out time in their life to be with you! That is the biggest compliment because we all have busy and crazy lives. Enjoy the time. Ignore your texts, calls, tweets, fb updates, Google+, and blog lists.
Next time you are out, enjoying a great meal with great people, turn off your cellular devices and take in the good company and food. Life is meant to be enjoyed, experimented, and LIVED.
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
James Beard (1903-1985)