than just something to eat, more than just a dish on the table, casseroles
serve a purpose; they elicit a response. They are not an ingredient;
casseroles are a genre.” Vivian Howard, A Chef’s Life
I am a North Carolina girl, born and raised in Charlotte. I had a wonderful childhood split between “city” life and a more rural atmosphere, and we loved to eat! Food is a theme that runs through this book, and I often use it as a metaphor in the classroom. My grandparents and parents came from a generation that ate three meals a day at the kitchen table, which, in turn, is much how I grew up. My Papa always said that food brings fellowship, and he is correct. Food is something that we can all relate ...