things that can’t ever
be replaced or re-created
real personal loss
Based on a passage from My Life Through Food, (Gallery Books, New York, 2021).
The passage reads:
Losing a beloved family heirloom is a very real personal loss; they’re things that cannot ever be replaced or re-created.
But perhaps the most precious heirlooms are family recipes.
Like a physical heirloom, they remind us from whom and where we came and give others, in a bite, the story of another people from another place and another time.
Yet unlike a lost physical heirloom, recipes are a part of our history that can be re-created over and over again.
The only way they can be lost is if we choose to lose them.
For more on this book, please see the post 11.8.2021 – our history’s parts.
Please note, this post was NOT created on the date in the title.