Letter from the Editor: The Art of Food

By Leslie Moore

Letter from the Editor: The Art of Food

I’ve been very fortunate to always have access to delicious food. Our restaurants are amazing, and I also enjoy cooking – a simple, well prepared meal gives me as much pleasure as an elaborate feast. But even the most amazing gourmet meal at one of our local eateries can’t compare with the Sunday and holiday dinners served by my mother and mother-in-law. I grew up an only child, but Sundays usually meant company for dinner – mostly prepared by my mother, but my aunts would usually bring along some delicious dish to share. The traditional southern fare always included lots of fresh vegetables and, my favorite, homemade yeast rolls. Fast forward to Sundays and holidays at my mother-in-law’s house – there were so many of us that plates were filled and eaten on our laps, sitting wherever we could find a place. Replace the rolls with homemade biscuits, and the menu was much the same. None of it was “gourmet” by any stretch of the imagination, but the love poured into each and every dish gave these meals a special quality not found in any restaurant. Both of these women nourished their families with love and good bread – they knew everyone’s favorite foods and had a way of making all of us feel the meal was intended especially for us. These days my menus are planned to be healthy and, hopefully, tasty, but I always add a heaping helping of the most important ingredient in any dish – the love for those who will eat it.

First we eat, then we do everything else.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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