I’m a big believer in connecting with others over shared meals and great conversation in the heart of the home, the kitchen.
I have fond memories of watching my grandma prepare meals for anyone who walked into her kitchen. Her kitchen was more than a place to eat. It was a place to gather, catch up, and enjoy good company. It was a place where everyone was welcome, where meals were shared, and conversations were had. Her cooking brought people together, creating friendships and memories that would last a lifetime.
Cooking for her was a labor of love. Be it those warm farmhouse cinnamon buns, fresh bread for her infamous egg salad sandwich, or my grandpa’s creamy mashed potatoes paired with her succulent roast beef. One never went hungry in her kitchen.
It wasn’t until I was older, and my grandparents were gone did I realize how important those connections and shared meals were. How talking and laughing over a good meal could brighten a person’s day.
The kitchen is a place to gather, where connections are made, and relationships are built. It’s where we cultivate friendships and build a sense of community. We all know that food and drink are essential to everyone’s life. But it’s more than that. It is what brings people together, what opens them up.
Yes, I love cooking with the best quality kitchenware, but what I love the most is getting to know you, and I hope you feel the same. And we at Heart of the Home hope that it goes further than that. Maybe you will strike up a conversation with the person standing next to you about a family recipe, your mutual love for cooking, or your favorite kitchen accessory. Maybe the conversation will move on to another topic. We know that might not happen every day but maybe. Just maybe, on one of these faithful days, it will inspire you to try that recipe you have been talking about for the last month, to share a meal with your closest friends, or to call up your grandparents to talk about their favorite family recipes. And that right there is precisely why we’re here, to help bring the heart back into your home and your life.