Ricardo-Food is Love

July1

In celebration of Canada Day, I thought that it would be fun to share excerpts from Ricardo of “Ricardo and Friends” and now a new magazine that just arrived at my doorstep, simply titled “Ricardo.”  From the page which indicates: “a word from RICARDO”:

FOOD IS LOVE  Food is fascinating.  Chefs are rock stars.  Food shows and networks have gone from niche to mainstream.  Cookbook sales have skyrocketed.  And everyone fancies themselves a restaurant critic.

Not me, I fancy myself a restaurant “appreciator”.  But back to Ricardo….

EASY DOES IT …I’m all about simplicity and authenticity.  After a hectic day, sitting with my wife Brigitte and my three girls at the dining room table and sharing a healthy, memorable meal is the best thing in the world.

FMILY COMES FIRST …My family is my muse.  Recipe ideas stem from my desire to nourish my loved ones.  Where’s there’s nourishment, there’s nurture.

DINNER IS SACRED…Trust me: Knowing that they cherish this time as much as I do-and they might one day carry on the tradition in their own families-is worth every ounce of effort.

I LOVE LOCAL …I’m a fervent believer in farm-to-table eating.  I even take the idea of “local” a step further and look to an area’s geography and history for culinary clues.

As you hold this magazine in your hands, I hope that you’re surrounded with loved ones.  People who love enough to call your family-and that you’ll feed accordingly!

The magazine is full of fabulous photography and recipes and I cannot wait to invite “Ricardo” into my home on our a regular basis.

Kath’s quote: “Cooking is an art and patience a virtue… Careful shopping, fresh ingredients and an unhurried approach are nearly all you need. There is one more thing – love. Love for food and love for those you invite to your table. With a combination of these things you can be an artist – not perhaps in the representational style of a Dutch master, but rather more like Gauguin, the naïve, or Van Gogh, the impressionist. Plates or pictures of sunshine taste of happiness and love.”-Keith Floyd

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Love-that is all.

 


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