Monday, November 16, 2009

Comfort food: Recipes as art and identity

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 4:45 PM

click to enlarge STUFF IT! Last year's turkey, almost ready to eat
  • STUFF IT! Last year's turkey, almost ready to eat

A few weeks ago, my family and I were in a bad car accident. Driving down Ga. 400 at about 60 miles per hour, my back right tire blew and my brakes failed. After a few terrifying seconds fishtailing back and forth, all my weight on a useless brake pedal, the car spun around and hit the concrete divider. The airbags deployed, and the car filled with smoke. None of us was hurt, save a nasty bruise for me from the seat belt, but we were badly shaken.

After the police, the insurance and the ride home, we tried to regroup. What to do? How to convince our befuddled souls, which in those seconds had prepared for eternity, that we were still firmly grounded in this world?

We roasted a chicken.

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