I remember finding meaning through food when I first missed my family’s cooking. I then decided to try and recreate the foods and flavors that I grew up with. I didn’t even know how to cook at this time, in my twenties, but I was inspired to learn because I knew how good food could be! I also remember finding meaning when my grandfather started to share his plants with me, and when he taught me how to make wine. I felt so naive, having no idea how to grow a plant, or ferment grapes to make wine. But that opened up a whole new world of respect and curiosity for me. Food is part of our human experience...how big of a part is up to us.