Southern cooking has a way of bringing family home and recalling fond memories of childhood. Southern food is comfort food that reminds us of where we come from. It is a silent bond that ties generations together and is the foundation of our heritage.
There is a reason the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where families gather for food and conversation. It is a happy place filled with aromas that wake up the appetite, take us to a past time, or just plain make us salivate. Comfort foods have a magical power of making everything alright again. It makes our hearts smile.
I remember coming home from school when I was little and the first thing I noticed when I walked in the door, was the smell. My mom was a stay a home mom and dinner was always on the stove cooking when my sisters and I walked in the door. The kitchen was the first place we landed. Food is a very fond memory for me. It reminds me of good times with my family and our friends. My mother and father were big entertainers and food was a big production most of the time. It is a tradition I have tried to continue in my own family. Comfort foods have a way of strengthening relationships, building new ones, and are often the foundation of social events.
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