21 Aug '11, 3pm

A Hero's Food Journey: It is a storytelling structure in which the hero feels compelled to travel away from home...

A Hero's Food Journey: It is a storytelling structure in which the hero feels compelled to travel away from home...

I’m currently reading The Seeker’s Guide by Elizabeth Lesser. It is a beautiful book about steps one can take to live a spiritually fulfilling life. In it, Lesser suggests viewing one’s own life as a hero’s journey. Joseph Campbell, of course, is credited with the most thorough description of the hero’s journey. It is a storytelling structure in which the hero feels compelled to travel away from home, experiences life-changing events that result in meaningful personal growth, and returns home to lead a life informed by this growth. Our evolving relationship with the foods we loved as children can be indicators of our personal hero’s journeys. Yesterday, I baked a Kentucky Butter Cake. It was my first attempt at the recipe and it turned out quite well (if I do say so myself). Eric enjoyed it and told me it reminded him of a pound cake his mother used to make. It was a touch...

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