One of the most overlooked aspects of grief is cooking and mealtime. Coping with daily life in adjusting after the death of a loved one must, by necessity include the concept of how we address food. The goal of this day is to help individuals discover a new sense of meaning, purpose, and happiness in life after a death through various avenues, including cooking. We hope you find meaning in this content.
Tembi Lock – actress, author, and creator of the The Kitchen Widow, an inspirational online platform dedicated to raising awareness about how we can support each other through times of illness and grief, offers a modern take on the age-old kitchen table conversations, which is all done around delicious food.
Laurie Burrows Grad is an award-winning cookbook author, television chef, food and grief blogger, and an impressive thought-leader and activist. Her cookbooks include Make It Easy in the Kitchen; Make It Easy Entertaining; Make It Easy, Make It Light; and Entertaining Light & Easy, which have all been nominated for some of the industry’s highest awards.
After the death of her beloved Peter, her husband of 47 years, Laurie began blogging on grief, widowhood, and recovery. She has published almost one hundred blogs about grief as a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Thrive Global. Her 2018 book, The Joke’s Over, You Can Come Back Now: How This Widow Plowed Through Grief and Survived Is about her journey towards hope and healing.
Watch Laurie make the Best Roast Chicken Ever
Sasha grew up in a Sicilian family and is professionally trained in Italian cuisine. She is an experienced executive chef and has worked in some of best kitchens for well-respected chefs in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston. Sasha is a member of Dish’N Dames, a cooking community dedicated to bringing awareness of the significant roles women play in the culinary world — sharing their stories — one Dish at a time.
Sasha’s beloved dad, Barry died in 2013. Sasha comes to OUR HOUSE through the work of her sister Amanda Grumman Goldsmith who serves as a co-chair for our Associate Board and in this video Sasha prepares a dish that Barry loved and through her culinary efforts shows us how to evoke the memory of a loved one who has died through preparation of a special dish.
Watch Sasha make Rigatoni, Sausage and Red Sauce
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