December 11, 2020
There are very few things that can remind us so intensely of a place than food, which is so much more than something to fill you up – it’s the smells, the experience of making it with your family, and the spices that remind you of home. An Irish Grade 11 student mentioned cooking traditional Irish stew at home; a Grade 10 student from Iraqi Kurdistan says that her family used the quarantine period earlier on in the year to attempt making traditional foods from their home country. Many people said they were buying foods imported from their home country as well as cooking those traditional recipes themselves. Sometimes, cooking and eating something familiar is the best way to feel comfortable and know that we don’t always have to be at home to feel like we are there.