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From Heartbreak To Acceptance: The Power Of Food

794 words - 4 pages

One often forgets hunger is not the only reason for food. In an essay by Anthony Bourdain, he wrote “Food had power.” Food is much more that a solution to a rumbling stomach, it is a way into your soul. Many people find comfort in certain foods. I have found peace and acceptance.
I was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. I have three brothers and I was the only girl. I went to a small town school and played sports. I would say I had a pretty normal life. That is until my parents divorced. At age eleven, I was being pulled in two different directions. My mother remained in our small town and my father moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My father decided it was best to divide the children in half. I ...view middle of the document...

I missed potato salad, coleslaw, hotdogs, and watermelon; your typical picnic food. I missed something familiar. I craved something to remind me of home. I arrived at a lake surrounded by a large park and pavilions. A strong odor of seafood and strange spices hit my nose and turned my stomach. What else could you possibly serve at a picnic?
Upon arriving at the pavilions, I saw the strangest shrimp laid out on newspaper on top of the picnic tables. To my horror, they weren’t shrimp, they were crayfish! The things I used to catch in the streams were now my main course. I watched as people peeled, cleaned, and sucked the heads. I thought I was going to be sick. I watched and waited for some hope that hot dogs and hamburgers were going to be served as my plate of crawfish sat cold in front of me. I picked the corn on the cob out of my plate that was mixed with the crawfish. It was covered in strange smelling spices that tickled my nose. One bite and my mouth started to salivate. My stomach no longer turned. Instead, I was filled with this feeling of belonging. I looked around and saw people smiling, laughing, and having a...

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