Many therapists ask their patients, "What do you do for fun?" and most abuse survivors don't have a clue. But I think we can all agree on one thing: food is comforting and food is happy. As a writer, I'd rather write about food — ingredients, culture, history, lore, recipes, restaurants, horticulture, chefs — than about anything else on God's Green Earth.
In her 1943 book, The Gastronomical Me the queen of food porn, M. F. K. Fisher wrote this:
It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think about one without the others.