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corner view: passion

I know this should have been an easy one. We all have passions right? Then I realized the block I was having with it was over the word passion- not so much- just not a word I used to self-describe. When I hit on that I heard Lovey’s voice in my head as he told person after person of yet another “melt-up” I had over a piece of pie or beef or breakfasty item we found at this restaurant or he had made for me. Passion- no- melt-ups yes. You know how some people get when something goes wrong again and again- and then they lose it? Well I only have about 6 stories I tell- and over half of those involve food. In the moment- when the smell hits just right and the plate is so very pretty in front of me- and the cook’s passion has obviously come through in the flavors that have married. That’s when that melt-up hits. And approximately 45 minutes later- I’m done. No longer entertained, ready for bed. It’s weird- I LOVE food. Not necessarily what is in vogue- fresh, local, haute cuisine, vegan, or whatever the hot new craze is. My range goes from a McDonald’s pumpkin pie in November to a veal chop in a Florentine cafe. I don’t discriminate. It doesn’t have to be organic or homemade. I just have to love it. Of course I love all those things too- but really I just love food- and when it’s made with love and offered up- I’m thrilled to join in. Just ask our dear St. Louis friends who made the unfortunate mistake of inviting me over once for a quick lunch as payback for a coffee I’d purchased. Their “quick lunch” was a breaded, stuffed and rolled chicken breast that would have taken hours of prep in my kitchen. They are still amongst the dearest in my heart even after years of not seeing them. Just knowing they are out their cooking makes me smile. Food’s like that for me- I just like knowing what you love- and then trying it for myself. What’s your favorite dish that brings a smile to your face?

Corner view is a weekly Wednesday date hosted originally hosted by Jane, currently by Francesca. A topic is given and you can see impressions; be it in photographic or poetic in form from around the world: Jane, Dana, Bonny, Joyce, Ian, Francesca, Theresa, Cate, Kasia, Otli, Trinsch, Isabelle, Janis, Kari, jgy, Lise, Dorte, McGillicutty, Sunnymama, Ibb, Kelleyn, Ninja, Sky, RosaMaria, Juniper, Valerie, Sammi, Cole, Don, WanderChow, FlowTops, Tania, Tzivia, Kristin, Laura, Guusje, Susanna, Juana, Elsa, Nadine

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