In December we have a posada which is celebrating Jesus’ birthday it’s either a week or just a day. So later on in that month we start to ask for donations for food that we use to make burritos. The day before christmas we wake up early in the morning to prepare everything to make the burritos. We also give our time to volunteer at the food bank and help pack the food, we also donate food to them as well. My personal favorite is volunteering at the animal shelter just being with all the dogs and cats is just amazing.
And although she has occasionally seen vegetables and fruit at meals, they are usually of the caned variety. The day she took her Grandmother out of the facility, they served her three pieces of toast with jam and French Toast. The put it on the table at 9 am and kept reheating it, until Susan said she would get her Grandmother breakfast at 11
Furthermore, my mom continued that tradition with her children and now that I am older leaving on my own I do it myself for the cold weather. My mom usually makes the meal on Saturday morning when everybody is home and wakes up late then ready to eat some warm Arroz con Leche with some bread on the side. This is my favorite meal now that I cannot get enough of this meal because it’s delicious with all the ingredients it has which is not many but makes it good. The ingredient rice from Arroz con Leche origin story is that it was passed on to India but then passed on to Greece and Mediterranean areas. In addition, going to those areas it spread to Southern Europe and North Africa then brought to South America.
It’s happened to you too; cooking all day, tasting and seasoning food leaves little personal appetite. In my case, especially during the holidays, when I cook for others; I settle for a fresh farm egg on whole grain toast or better yet if I’ve planned ahead; a one pot wonder filled to the brim with hot flavorful broth and a mix of nutty grains, beans or legumes and leafy greens. Cooking Light calls Smoky Farro and Chickpea Soup a “trifecta of deliciousness”. Farro, an ancient savory wheat grain has a substantial chew somewhat nuttier and earthier than barley. Since it takes a while to cook, I find it simmers to perfection without any attention except fuzzy logic in a rice cooker.
One of the special meals my Family has had last year was tamales on Thanksgiving,the reason why we had tamales is because my dad buys them from a lady from my neighborhood and that year he decided to share them to us and my whole family and everyone was there to enjoy the food we brought and we had music family and all the food was gone which is a good thing because everyone enjoyed it
“We see these people everyday. They come in for a meal or come every couple of weeks to get their haircut and we build a bond with them.” Taina decided to help the community because she grew up in the Bronx and she wanted to stay to make a difference for the people who are less fortunate than she was. POTS is the largest emergency food provider in the Bronx, feeding people mornings, afternoon, and evening. Taina is responsible for what dishes they make every day and keeps track of the inventory of food. She tries to bring in a different style so the community can enjoy their meals instead of feeling like they’re in a prison eating the same meals day in and day out.
Christmas is my favorite holiday because every year ever since I could remember, our family gets together to make Tamales, one of the traditional foods in Hispanic culture. This get together is known as Tamalada Day, and we cook pork, beef, beans and make masa which is spread onto ojas which eventually are steamed and formed into the delicious food we eat on Christmas Eve. I still remember how when I was younger, family functions were dear to me because it meant getting to spend time with my elders. My grandparents were always quick to correct, discipline, or teach me when I would speak incorrectly, treat someone else rudely, or act uneducated. My great grandmother, who recently died at the age of one hundred and two, taught me wise little sayings and really showed me how to open my heart to the world and show appreciation for everything that life has brought to me.
However, it was my grandmother’s house that solidified my strong sentiment towards Acton. Nearly every holiday of my childhood was spent there, allowing the family to stay in touch year-round. Among those holidays was the Acton Fall Fair, which to us nearly rivalled thanksgiving. Every year we gathered at my grandmother’s for her homemade chilli, watched the parade and attended the fair. Living in Acton would mean reconnecting with my past.
Babette then prepares the feast of a lifetime for the members of the tiny church and an important gentleman related to one of them. Babette is a good cook because she is owner of the famous "Café Anglais" in Paris. The story focus on the Babette’s seven-course meal, including turtle soup, salad, buckwheat cakes, quail and truffle sauce, and so on. Through Babette’s Feast the people in the community have tasted the amazing/expensive food that they never had. At the end of the movie, people eat, sing, and share feeling with each other.
Cooking used to be essential to human life and to the progression of our livelihood but now we use it as more of a way to show our creativity. We have evolved to the point in our existence that we use food for many things than just eating. My mom is not a professional cook but in my opinion she still makes amazing food. She does it to feed us while other people due it show creativity. The cake shown is known as a galaxy cake.