• Food served is always more than just food served. That is to say, it is more than just fuel for the body. Depending upon who has prepared the food and who has served it and with what spirit, it can uplift the - and around the world, in every culture, food is used to flirt, to be coy, a raise in the employment or to search for employment. It can bring warring factions together.

    "'The Welcome Table': Recipes from Maya Angelou". "News & Notes" with Ed Gordon, October 26, 2005.
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