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Festivals: Food, Family and the Fourth of July!

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In honor of Independence Day, I thought it would be appropriate to share this article that was written by Kathleen Yetman, Interdependence Day: Food in the Family. It beautifully details what I and clearly many others believe celebrating the 4th of July is all about. Family traditions and recipes for simple things like burgers on the grill, ”home made” potato salad and for the lucky ones like Kathleen, ”home made” ice cream. This article is a great reminder of the importance in embracing history, traditions and time, the one thing that we cannot reproduce, rework and remake.

This 4th of July, embrace the holiday, (we have so very few days that we consider ” days off”). Really relax, get outside if you can and treasure this time with friends, family or what is sometimes better – solitude.  There are many people across this country that are without electricity or water, fuel and certainly internet due to recent weather events.  For those of us to be graced with only the worries of “what to eat” at our BBQ, let us be thankful, humbled and helpful to those that we can reach out to. Happy fourth of July!

Kathleen Yetman’s article, Interdependence Day: Food-in-the-Family was featured in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution:

http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/news-content/interdependence-day-food-in-the-family

 

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vinnierecileVinnie recently joined the team at Wine and Food Travel as Editor in Chief. We are very excited to have her culinary experience and artistic background to draw from here at WAFT. Vinnie brings a wealth of experience in the culinary arts, professional writing and marketing. Her passion, expertise and her willingness to share her learnings with readers is a welcome contribution to the WAFT team. Vinnie also maintains a food blog where she shares many of her recipes, food experiences and adventures,

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