Souvenir of 2012
The electronic shoe box is full.
Photographs and snapshots are spread across several files and hard drives, on the internet and in the clouds.
I love the quick e-snaps that remind me of a good time, what we cooked for dinner that late summer night, or even the process of baking a loaf of sourdough with a dear baker friend. What I don’t love is the random crowded e-closet where I stash all these good times. So I posted some of my fondest 2012 memories on Kitchen-at-Camont facebook page here.
Of all the shots I took as people gathered around the big round table on the kitchen terrace, the one thing they all share is a common smile- pushed back from the table, with a glass of cold wine, a group of like-minded hungry spirits. These bites of colorful pixels make me remember the laughter and storytelling that went late into the night. The Night Markets of Gascony show up again and again. as does the kitchen table, overloaded with good food, vegetables and fruit that we gleaned from our own gardens, and local markets.
Souvenirs, meant to remind us of an event or a place, are often chucked into a box and stuffed in an attic for later garage sale content. However, I keep these edible souvenirs of 2012 close at hand while cooking the memories of the seasons as they roll from one good meal to the next.
Thanks all who showed up at Camont’s Kitchen Table in 2012!