A trio of Recent Writings for EatDrinkFilms ~ on Ritual, Scent, and a Sense of Place

“Happiness is the longing for repetition.” ~ Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1984

I love the balance of repetition and novelty. Below are a trio of writings that hint at this balance ~ the rituals around the holiday season (yes, i am VERY far behind on this blog…) and that beautiful sense of excitement and thrill we get with new experiences of taste that intersect with those flavors that bring us forcefully back to the past. The following three articles were published in EatDrinkFilms… More to come ~

1. Holiday Rituals: What We Eat, Drink and Watch to Mark the Passing of a Year



2. Following the Scent: On Flavor, Aroma, and a Sense of Time and Place (part 1)

* with interview snippets with foragers Angelo Garro and Connie Green.


3.  Following the Scent: Fragrance, Taste and Sense of Place (part 2)

* with interview snippets with Juniper Ridge’s Hall Newbegin, winemaker Cathy Corison and writer Mary Roach.



“But when from a long-distance past nothing subsists, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered,
taste and smell alone, more fragile but more enduring, more unsubstantial, more persistent, more faithful,
remain poised a long time, like souls, remembering, waiting, hoping, amid the ruins of all the rest;
and bear unflinchingly, in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection.”
~ Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past, 1913

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