Dec 9, 2013

Grandmother fills her grand daughters back pack with goodies... food is a sign of affection.  

Mother makes her daughter's favourite "cutlets" when she is back from hostel.... food tells 'I missed you'.  

Eid, the entire clan and Biriyani ... food leads to strengthening family ties.  

Christmas cake and Diwali sweets from the neighbours ... food is a sign of mutual respect.  

A saturday movie night with friends, in the hostel room...food is a sign of bonding .  

On that shy first date... food is a conversation enhancer.  

His lover is ill with fever, he makes bread toast and coffee...food is a means to show he cares, sans words.  

The new bride takes extreme care in preparing food for her husband...food is a sign of love.  

After a terrible day at work, a homely dinner.....food brings comfort.  

High school reunion....food helps in recollecting old memories.  

Across borders, cultures and religion, any event, function, get together or reunion are always punctuated with delicious food. Inspite of our differences,  we have more in common !

Truly, food helps in cementing relationships.      

(I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013. This is the second post in the 7 day series )


  1. Obsessivemom said...:

    Wow.. The many emotions that food conveys.. Wonderfully summed up.

  1. Food bonds the family stronger :) beautiful post.

  1. Kalpana Solsi said...:

    Food - the binding agent.

  1. Kathy said...:

    Food is good for so many things. Awesome how you brought light to each one in this delightful post! ♥

  1. Pixie said...:

    yep..you sum it up so nicely!
    Food really is the center of every little celebration. :)

  1. iwrotethose said...:

    Wow...food has so many expressions. Loved it!

  1. It's true - food can be such an expression of love and affection. Nicely summed up!

  1. iihahs said...:

    Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. I have never thought of putting my blog on public until now and these comments make me quite *happy* :)