Food and Friends
My daughters keep bring home and introducing to me their friends. This is a good thing, because it expands my horizons and my pleasure in learning about other folks.
One such person is my new friend Jeff, who is a vegetarian. Whenever he comes by the house he allows me to feed him and he gets me to have a drink – like wine or mixed or scotch. His life is full of adventure of a larger scale than mine, so over our drink I get updates that are wondrous tales of his travels.
He spent a large portion of this year being a Park Ranger in Glacier National Park and teaching folks about the environment and how to care for this wild and surrounding area of our world. His video tape about when a glacier recedes and the earth recovers was very interesting. He made Birch Tree Syrup and Beer when working in the area to understand. He ate locally. He posted his video on his Live Journal page.
He had several encounters with Bears that are very interesting to listen to and raise the little hairs on the back of my head! Food was involved with these adventures also.
Jeff loves to travel and to make new friends. He is travelling right now in Ethiopia because he can.
He is learning about the people and places as he goes on his walks/hikes and discoveries and he is eating their food. He will be there for over a month so he will have great opportunities to get acquainted and explore.
Jeff is studying Ethiopian food and learning how to make it; here is his post called “Jeff and Teff ” where he is learning about the main grain and the primary food of the country.
He is making lots of new friends besides bread. He is respecting and honoring the people where he is the visitor.
I like this nutrient quality of food – it can provide friends.
Do you have a friend story where you connected over good food? Please share you story – I am thinking of a thankful nutrient with food accompaniment.