The Wedding Day!
Like all weddings my daughter's special day was all that we dreamed it would be. As I reflect on the day I think about how many different countries and cultures wed that day. My son-in-law is French, his friends came from China, my daughter's nannies were in attendance from Denmark and my younger daughter's boyfriend is Egyptian.
Long ago I decided that I wanted to be a citizen of the world and I wanted my daughters to also have a broad world view. We have been lucky to be able to travel around the globe and because of this my daughters have learned that diversity can be exciting.
As we moved through the wedding week; the French team and the American team, getting to know each other, bridge language barriers and start the beginnings of a new family that spans several continents I realized that we all have one thing in common. Families are families no matter where your latitude and longitude happen to be. We all laugh, cry, love, fight, miss our kids, give advice and money and we fervently support what we have created. In a world that is increasingly complex, divided and unsafe at times, if we could all just step back for a moment and celebrate the commonality of family and the love it creates, we would all have a bit more tolerance.
I am proud to say that we are now a family that spans the globe. Our new family is a family that melds cultural traditions into new ones, the best of all worlds. Here's to family! La vie est genial!
Food has been at the core of my life for thirty years. My travels have taken me all over the world creating a rich tapestry of experiences that have shaped my philosophies on cooking. My life now as a cattle rancher combines that experience with the knowledge of what it actually takes to get food from the ranch to the table.
Cowboys's aren't just boys!