Food as Memory: Meals That Sustain Me

 

Firefly Grille in Nashville, Tennessee
My favorite neighborhood restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, has closed. I had many great meals–and have just as many great memories–from this lovely, quirky place: work lunches to Valentine’s Day dinners, celebrating a book deal to honoring friends on their birthdays. Thank you, Firefly Grille, for all the years of hosting me and mine.

Oftentimes, food is about more than nutrition. It can be about holidays, like the Thanksgiving my middle sister, Ginny, volunteered to make the dressing. Why she did so is a question I don’t think will ever be answered satisfactorily. Continue reading “Food as Memory: Meals That Sustain Me”