Why Cooking Comforts

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IMG_2005 pork chop prep

I can only speak for myself. Happy, sad, or in between, my kitchen is my safe haven. Stand up and chop the onions for dinner. Beat the butter and sugar for cookies. Roll the meatballs. Thats what cooking can do for you.

Anchor yourself in firm footing: Do you know what I mean? Personal, national, or global–our world can turn us upside down with a moment’s notice. We are all vulnerable. But meanwhile, cooking affirms our life. We all have to eat. We feed the grieving. We feed the celebrating. We feed our loved ones as a matter of everyday life.

This dish here is what my family is used to on a regular weekday evening. Pork Chops with Apples and Onions.

So that’s what I’m cooking tonight. You have yours. Cook it. The aromas will comfort. Then get up and do it again.

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2 Comments
  • JoAZ March 22, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    I cleaned the kitchen, the oven, refrigerator coils, and finally felt calm. I turned off the news mid morning and listened to ATK podcasts. We were married at the World Trade Center and I will never forget those wonderful folks who worked at the Windows of the world at our wedding and when we came back for a visit. I don’t do well on days like these and they happen to often.
    Thank you for the blog and Instagram posts. I’m a long time fan. Looking forward to new cook book.

    • Lucinda Scala Quinn March 23, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Thanks for writing. Do I ever understand you. Our family members were located all around NYC on 9/11 yet unlike many people, we all made it home that day.
      The only thing I could think of to “do” was make chocolate chip cookies. We are all in this together. I really appreciate your support.

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