Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Pie for Mikey

This came in over Facebook from Simply Recipes.

It is a beautiful tribute video for Mikey, the husband of Jennifer Perillo

What I love about the video, in addition to the beautiful and touching thoughts from the online food community, is the beauty of the process. For me, there is much comfort to be found in the making of food...food that takes time, commitment, and concentration. This video captures it beautifully.

Grief is also a process, as the saying goes. But it isn't just rhetoric. I just hope Jennifer feels the warmth of community as she cooks in grief's kitchen. And someday, the sun will re-enter the window as she makes Mikey's favorite pie, and she'll know he's smiling as she takes it out of the oven.