Wednesday, September 08, 2010
VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY POTLUCK WEEK. - What will you cook for me on my birthday?
As a child for me (and most people) birthdays meant a big party and lots of presents, a line of thought that continued into adulthood. The 34th year of my life has been one filled with a fair amount of sadness and loss. Of people and an era of the person I used to be. I know I have been very melancholy everywhere, and on this blog as well, as a result. Which is why more than ever, I wanted to cook up a storm for friends this year. But when my internet went off last week, it kind of spoilt my schedule for my book and I ended up having to defer my plans to next week (maybe).
Every year I gather as many people I love as I can fit into my house and cook up a huge meal of one particular cuisine; Thai, Chinese, Mexican Lebanese, cooking was never a chore, I loved immersing myself in it. And it brought the people I loved closer. I love to plan feasts for food and friends, putting together an interesting bunch of people, planning a menu, and getting them all together around a table laden with food. Soon warmth flows through the room, laughter fills the air and I sit back, sip a robust red wine or cuddle a rum and coke and savour the chemistry happening around me; as friendships are strengthened or forged and people reach out and touch each other’s lives.
And then I realised I don’t need to postpone celebrating my birthday.
So you are all invited to my VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY POTLUCK WEEK.
Help me celebrate my birthday by leaving a comment on this post with what you would cook (or serve) me on my birthday. (And if you feel like leaving recipes, I will be more than happy so I have lots of yummy things to make if and when I do have a real party or to make the coming year delicious!)
I can just see my husband rolling his eyes at this one!
Look forward to seeing you online through this week!