September, 2016 Memory Cafe
This discussion is about the correlation between food and how it relates to the joy in our lives. The many ways that we recall special events in our lives and how often times the connection to that memory is in the tradition of foods that we enjoy with our family and friends. This in depth look at how foods trigger memories was the topic of a recent memory café hosted by Aylmer the Director of culinary Services at Summerhill Assisted Living.
As a result of this discussion and the enthusiasm that it created, Summerhill has embarked on a mission to create a cookbook filled with special recipes, and the stories behind them, from the residents that catalog and preserve some of these memorable family traditions, for years to come. We are asking all family to assist their Mom’s and Dad’s in selecting that one recipe that has great value to the family.
To take it a step further, every Thursday evening, throughout the winter months, in an event that we call “Wine & Dine” a recipe will be chosen, and prepared by our chef for the entire Assisted Living community to sample and enjoy. A photo will be taken of the resident holding a plate of the finished food.
So please, let Aylmer or Jean know if you would like to submit a special recipe, along with the story behind it. Hurry, the spaces are filling up fast, and we want to make sure we include your special family tradition.